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Description of document: Extract of Federal Bureau of Information (FBI) 

files on North American Man/Boy Love Association 
(NAMBLA), 1979 - 1986 

Requested date: 26-March-2007 

Released date: 22- January-2008 

Posted date: 29- January-2008 

Date/date range of document: March 1979 - August 1986 

Source of document: Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Record Information/Dissemination Section 
170 Marcel Drive 
Winchester, VA 22602-4843 

Notes: This series of excerpts from FBI files represents only 

about 8% at the most of the material being maintained 
by FBI on this subject. 


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U.S. Department of Justice 



Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Washington, D.C. 20535 


January 22, 2008 


Subject: NORTH AMERICAN MAN BOY LOVE 
ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 

FOlPANo. 1076225-000 


Dear Requester; 

The enclosed documents were reviewed under the Freedom of Information/Privacy Acts (FOlPA), Title 5, 
United States Code, Section 552/552a. Deletions have been made to protect information which is exempt from disclosure, 
with the appropriate exemptions noted on the page next to the excision. In addition, a deleted page information sheet was 
inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld entirely. The exemptions used to withhold information are marked 


below and explained on the enclosed Form OPCA-16a: 

Section 552 Section 552a 

® (b)(1) □(b)(7)(A) □(d)(5) 

^(b)(2) □(b)(7)(B) □G)(2) 

°(b)(3) ^(b)(7)(C) a(k)(1 ) 

^(b)(7)(D) D(k)(2) 

□(b)(7)(E) G(k)(3) 

□(b)(7)(F) D(k)(4) 

□(b)(4) G(b)(8) G(k)(5) 

□(b)(5) G(b)(9) n(k)(6) 

H(b)(6) G(k){7) 


591 page(s) were reviewed and 535 page(s) are being released. 

□ Document(s) were located which originated with, or contained Information concerning other 
Government agency(ies) [OGA]. This Information has been: 

□ referred to the OGA for review and direct response to you. 

□ referred to the OGA for consultation. The FBI will correspond with you regarding this 
information when the consultation is finished. 

H You have the right to appeal any denials in this release. Appeals should be directed in 
writing to the Director, Office of Information and Privacy, U.S. Department of Justice, 1425 
New York Ave., NW, Suite 11050, Washington, D.C. 20530-0001 within sixty days from the 
date of this letter. The envelope and the letter should be clearly marked “Freedom of Information 
Appeal” or “Information Appeal.” Please cite the FOlPA number assigned to your request so that it 
may be easily identified. 

□ The enclosed material is from the main investigative file(s) In which the subject(s) of your request was 
the focus of the investigation. Our search located additional references, in files relating to other 
individuals, or matters, which may or may not be about your subject(s). Our experience has shown, 
when ident, references usually contain information similar to the information processed in the main file(s). 
Because of our significant backlog, we have given priority to processing only the main investigative file(s). 
If you want the references, you must submit a separate request for them in writing, and they will be 
reviewed at a later date, as time and resources permit. 



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s See additional information which follows. 


Sincerely yours, 


David M. Hardy 
Section Chief 
Record/Information 
Dissemination Section 
Records Management Division 


Enclosure(s) 


To minimize costs to both you and the FBI, duplicate copies of the same document were not processed. 

Pursuant to Title 28. Code of Federal Regulations, Sections 16.1 1 and/or 16.49, there is a fee of ten 
cents per page for duplication. No fees are assessed for the first 1 00 pages. Duplication fees for paper documents (535 
pages) would result in fees of $43.50. You have requested that the release be made upon a CD-ROM. Therefore, 
please make a check or money order payable to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the amount of $15.00 upon 
receipt of the CD-ROM. To insure proper identification of your request, please return this letter or include the FOlPA 
request number(s) with your payment. Failure to pay for this release will close any pending FBI FOIA requests from 
you. Nonpayment will also cause an automatic denial of any future FOIA requests. 



EXPLANATION OF EXEMPTIONS 


SUBSECTIONS OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552 

(b)(1) (A) specifically authorized under criteria established by an Executive order to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign 

policy and (B) are in fact properly classified to such Executive order; 

(b)(2) related solely to the internal personnel rules and practices of an agency; 

(b)(3) specifically exempted from disclosure by statute (other than section 552b of this title), provided that such statute(A) requires that the 
matters be withheld from the public in such a manner as to leave no discretion on issue, or (B) establishes particular criteria for 
withholding or refers to particular types of matters to be withheld; 

(b)(4) trade secrets and commercial or financial information obtained from a person and privileged or confidential; 

(b)(5) inter-agency or intra-agency memorandums or letters which would not be available by law to a party other than an agency in litigation 

with the agency; 

(b)(6) personnel and medical files and similar files the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy; 

(b)(7) records or information compiled for law enforcement purposes, but only to the extent that the production of such law enforcement 

records or information ( A ) could be reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings, ( B ) would deprive a person 
of a right to a fair trial or an impartial adjudication, ( C ) could be reasonably expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal 
privacy, ( D ) could reasonably be expected to disclose the identity of confidential source, including a State, local, or foreign agency or 
authority or any private institution which furnished information on a confidential basis, and, in the case of record or information compiled 
by a criminal law enforcement authority in the course of a criminal investigation, or by an agency conducting a lawful national security 
intelligence investigation, information furnished by a confidential source, ( E ) would disclose techniques and procedures for law 
enforcement investigations or prosecutions, or would disclose guidelines for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions if such 
disclosure could reasonably be expected to risk circumvention of the law, or ( F ) could reasonably be expected to endanger the life or 
physical safety of any individual; 

(b)(8) contained in or related to examination, operating, or condition reports prepared by, on behalf of, or for the use of an agency responsible for 
the regulation or supervision of financial institutions; or 

(b)(9) geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells. 

SUBSECTIONS OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE, SECTION 552a 

(d)(5) information compiled in reasonable anticipation of a civil action proceeding; 

(j) (2) material reporting investigative efforts pertaining to the enforcement of criminal law including efforts to prevent, control, or reduce 

crime or apprehend criminals; 

(k) (l) information which is currently and properly classified pursuant to an Executive order in the interest of the national defense or foreign 

policy, for example, information involving intelligence sources or methods; 

(k)(2) investigatory material compiled for law enforcement purposes, other than criminal, which did not result in loss of a right, benefit or 

privilege under Federal programs, or which would identify a source who furnished information pursuant to a promise that his/her identity 
would be held in confidence; 

(k)(3) material maintained in connection with providing protective services to the President of the United States or any other individual pursuant 
to the authority of Title 18, United States Code, Section 3056; 

(k)(4) required by statute to be maintained and used solely as statistical records; 

(k)(5) investigatory material compiled solely for the purpose of determining suitability, eligibility, or qualifications for Federal civilian 
employment or for access to classified information, the disclosure of which would reveal the identity of the person who furnished 
information pursuant to a promise that his/her identity would be held in confidence; 

(k)(6) testing or examination material used to determine individual qualifications for appointment or promotion in Federal Government service the 
release of which would compromise the testing or examination process; 

(k)(7) material used to determine potential for promotion in the armed services, the disclosure of which would reveal the identity of the person 
who furnished the material pursuant to a promise that his/her identity would be held in confidence. 


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FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU AND RECEIVING OFFICES 
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SAN FRANCISCO. SOURCE WILL ATT.END CONVENTION AMD PROVIDE 

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^information to SAN FRANCISCO IN REGARDS TO ANY PERTIMENT DETAILS 

f-llELATlNG TO POSSBIE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL 'CHILD EXPLOITATION 
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Title is marked "Changed” to reflect the, addreJs^and'|' 
name of the above organization as the North American',TMah/-Bby^=s 
Love Association CNAMBLA), Box 331, Kenmore Station.,JpEos-ton, 
Massachusetts. The title w as.„ f.o.rmer 1 v shown as th^~ National 
Man/B oy Lo y.,e.r,s.^Aasoi ;iatio.n J^ NMBLA H, Coiwen1^ion , Church^’oFTI^ 
B'^eioveff^Disciples, 348 W. 14th S treet^JievTTork , New York-,- (j 
March 24 - 25, 1979. \ 

Also, it should be noted, that San Francisco opened 
investigation regarding this matter under SF File Number 145-951 




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Bureau (Info)- (Enc. 27)®'^F^ 
Boston CEnc. 15) ' - ' T 

2 - Brooklyn - Queens CEnc. 15) 

3 - Detroit CEnc. 15) 

2 - Indianapolis CEnc. 15) 

2 - Los Angeles CEnc. 15), 

1 - Miami CInfo) CEnc. 15). 

;;2 - New York CEnc. 15) 

3 - Sacramento CEnc. 1-5). ^'"/ 

2 - San Diego CEnc. IS) l 

2 - San Francisco 

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and that this case is now assigned San Francisco File Number 
145-1294. 

Re San Francisco teletype to Director, dated 3/21/79; 
Indianapolis teletype to San Francisco, dated 3/23/79; Los 
Angeles airtel to San Francisco, dated 3/30/79 ; Los Angeles 
letter to San Francisco, dated 4/30/79. 

Enclosed for the Bureau are the following items: 

Ca) One, 12 page article entitled, NAMBLA News - 
Number One, Spring, 1979, Newsletter of the. 

; North American Man/Boy Love Association. 

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(b) One, 'two page (front and back) article entitled. 
Men and Boys, The Boston Conference, taken 

from pages 8 and 9 of Gays Week, February 12, 1979, 

(c) One, one page article entitled. Speaking Out - 
A Statement to the Gay Liberation Movement on 
the Issue of Man/ Boy Love, taken from page 5 

of Gay Community 'News , January 6, 1979. 

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(d) One, one page article entitled. Speaking out - 
On "Women/Girl Love'* or Lesbians Do "Do It", 
taken from page 5 of the Gay Community News, 

March 3, 1979. 

Ce) One, one page advertisement entitled, Special 
Teachers /Special Boys, A Novel by PETE FISHER 
and MARC RUBIN. 

,(f) One, 14 page article entitled, 'The LAMBDA, \ 

Volume 2, Number 24, Greenwich Village, 

March 5, 1979. / ^ 

Cg) One yellow paper 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches 

advertising for a community meeting to organize - ' 

' the New York City Metropolitan Area for the , 

National March on Washington D.C. for Le^ian'^^^^' 
and Gay Rights, October 14, 1979. ' 

(h> One gray colored pamphlet entitled i^iEvergreen^V ’' 

^ by SIDNEY. SMITH, - " ; ; 


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(i) One, 2b page pamphlet entitled, Children of 
of the Night,, by PAT MACGREGOR. 

(j) One, 5 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 inch pamphlet containing 

numerous poems and short articles by various 
authors, with the poem oh the first page entitled, 
Greek Love. ~ 

(k) One pamphlet entitled. The Storm! A Journal 
for Free Spirits. 

(l) One pamphlet entitled, Tiger Beat, with photographs 
of young male entertainers on the inside and 
outside of the front and back covers.' 

Also, enclosed for the Bureau and receiving offices 
are Xerox copies of all of the aforementioned enclosures. be 

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Further enclosures include the following items ; 

(m) One Xerox copy of a two page letter (front and 
back) % dated Ma y 26 - June 2 , 1972. f rom 

I L CSC, to r L and l L 

(n) One Xerox copy o f a two page letter, dated 

June 2. 1972, to l — from 

I L Childhood Sexuality Circle, P.O. Box 3614, 

Chico, California 95926. 

(o) One Xerox copy of a three page article entitled, 

r Chil dhood Sexuality . Fair Play for Children, 

from I ' [. that was include d in the 

above letter to l I . 

For the information of Brooklyn - Queens, and as the ^ 
Bureau and other receiving offices are aware, the North American 
Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) , consists of individuals 
advocating sex acts with juveniles at any age and encouraging" ‘ 
men to have sex acts with juvenile boys. 

■ ■ ■ ' : ' ■ ■ ■ ' ■ - 

According to a San Francisco Source, NAMBLA was\..;/'^ . ^ 
created by homosexuals who are primarily Boy Lovers (BL^s)'^, 
and that NAMBLA is trying to gain support and numbers from'"f^- 
BL’s throughout the United States and in foreign countries, as 


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well as from other groups that are not necessarily homosexual , 
in nature -but believe. that there should be no laws concerning 
adults engaging in sex acts with children. 

BL’s are known to take obscene photographs of 
children and trade or sell them, as well as traveling to 
various cities, often taking a particular juvenile with 
them for purposes of sex. 

NAMBLA wants to become somewhat of a political 
organization and attempt to encourage various legislatures 
to pass a law making sex with children legal. 

San Francisco has initiated this investigation in 
order to develop any , pertinent, details and obtain the identities 
of individuals in regards to violations of the Federal Sexual 
Exploitation of Children statutes. Title 18, USC, Sections 
2251, 2252, or 2423. 

Also, as the Bureau and receiving offices are aware, 
and for the information of Brooklyn - Queens, a San Francisco 
Source attended the NAMBLA Conference held at the Church of 
the Beloved Disciples, 348 W. 14th Street, New York, New York, 
March 24 - 25, 1979. ' 

After returning from New York, the above Source 
advised that attempts were being made to have the next NAMBLA 
Conference in San Francisco, and provided the following 
information. 

' ENCLOSURE (a) 

A stapled together printed article entitled, "NAMBLA 
News", Number One, Spring, 1979, a Newsletter of the North 
American Man/Boy Love Association, Box 331, Kenmore Station, ' 
Boston, Massachusetts 02115. 

Information in this article discussed the first ■ 
conference of NAMBLA, held in December 1978, at Boston's ■ 
Community Church and advertised for the second conference 
be held March 24, 197B, at the New York Church of the- Beloved^ 
Disciples , 348 ^W. 14th Street, near 9th Avenue; ~ ■ 




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The address of Box; -2, Village Station, New York, 

New York 10014, was given for those wo were interested in • 
registering and obtaining information about the above 
conference. ^ : . 

This "NAMBLA News” article also listed the following 
support groups for Man/Boy Lovers: 

Cl) Childhood Sensuality Circle (CSC), a United 
State s subscription for 12 issues isi $6.50, 
write I L CSC, P.p. Box 5164, 

San Diego, California 92105. 

(2.) FPS -r A Magazine - "Their Issue Children and 
Sex," $1.50 from Youth Liberation, 2007 
Washtenaw, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. 

i C3). Gay Community News^'(GCN), 22 Bromfield Street, 
Boston, Massachusetts 02108 

: ' (4) Fag Rag, Box 331, Kenmore Station, Bos toh, 

Massachusetts 02115. 


Other pedophile groups listed in the "NAMBLA News" 

'are as follows: ' < 

Cl) l^edpphlle„Xnf^)raat in England, 

called "Magpi e". This news letter is under the 
leadership of | with an address Qf 


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(2). jferkgrup.p.„RedO )Phi-le in Holland- (No other information 


ermai nia, , C lub^^^^ W..Gerimany, (No other information ' 
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The "NAMBLA 


identif ies 


L andl I, - 331 Kenmore_.St:ation, Bostoni^J^ 

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' Other : individuals that contributed ar ticles to Ithe 

"NAMBLA Hews" and whoseLagnames appear within are I L 


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There is also an article in the News'| regarding 

|. According to this article* | |had 

■^1 r business in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and due to . 

attempted or ac tual sex acts (the article is not clear) with 
a juvenile bov« l [ is presently a state fugitive believed 

to be seeking refuge in Holland. 

ENCLOSURE (b) 

A two page article entitled. Men and Boys, The Boston 
Conference. 

, This is taken from pages 8 and 9 of Gays Week , February 
12, 1979, issue and concerns itself with the first conference 
that took place in order to form NAMBLA, and what basic philosophies 
were adopted* 

ENLCOSURE (c) 

A one page article entitled, Speaking Out - A Statement 
to the Gay Liberation Movement on the Issue of Man/Boy Love. 

This was taken from page 5 of Gay Community News (GCN) 

22 Bromfield Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02108, January 6, 

1979, issue, and is supportive of Man/Boy Love, in line with be 
NAMBLA’s beliefs. b7c 

ENCLOSURE (d) 


A one page article entitled. Speaking Out - On 
"Women/Girl Love” - or Lesbians Do ”Do It”. 

This was also taken from page 5 of the GCN, March 3,' 
1979, issue, and again, was given out at the NAMBLA Conference 
because it is supportive of NAMBLA ’s basic beliefs. 

ENCLOSURE (e) ^ 

A one page, advertisement entitled, Special Teacher s4f- 
Special Boys, a novel by PETE FISHER and MARC RUBIN, discloses ', 
that PETE FISHER * s first book. The Gay Mystique, is non^fictiOj.j-i- 
and dedicated tol [. " 


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According t o this advertisement , r I and I 

are I l of New York City’s Gay Teachers Association 

and have now co-authored a book entitled, Special Teachers/ 
Special Boys, the story of what happens when a Gay teacher 
comes out to his students in a school that is a treatment 
fa cility fo r delinquent adolescent boys. This book is based 
on l I experiences in such a school and is supposedly a 

work of fiction. 

The hard cover price for this book is $10.00 and 
soft cover price is $4.95, with an additional charge to New 
York residents for tax of 56t hard cover, 28<? soft cover, and 
others are to add an additional 70«|: to cover postage, 

Special Teachers /Special Boys may be purchased by 
sending the bottom portion of this advertisement and payment 
to: Gay Teachers Association, 204 Lincoln Place, Brooklyn, 

New York 11217. 

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ENCLOSURE (f) 

One 14 page article entitled. The LAMBDA, Volume 2, 
Number 24, Greenwich Village, March 5, 1979. 

This article is published weekly by the LAMBDA, P. 0. 

Box 101, Vill age Station, New York 10014 , wi th the staff 
consisting of | |, and I I. 

Weekly c ontr ibutors are sho wn as: I | 

] , and I | . 

This publication is almost entirely involved with 
past events and future activities of the Gay community in 
Greenwich Village, New York, with some news on a national 
level. 

ENCLOSURE (g) .. . 

A one page yellow paper advertising for a community - ^ 
meeting to organize the New York City Metropolitan Area for 
the National March on Washington, D.C. for Lesbian and Gay rights^- 
October 14, 1979. 

The purpose of this march is to amount a powerful ’ - 
expression of Lesbian and Gay pride. 


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The above community meeting took place on April 1, 
1979, at;2:00'p.m. at the Beth Simchait Torah Synagogue, 57 
Bethune Street or 155 Bank Street. Further details regarding 
the national inarch can be obtained by calling CLGR (212) 
924-2970. . .. 


ENCLOSURE (h) : 

One gray colored pamphlet entitled, ’’Evergreen", 
by SIDNEY SMITH. ; 

This pamphlet consists of 12 pages of drawings of 
nude boys and disclosing that the first edition was published 
in November, 1978, and that 100 copies were printed. 

ENCLOSURE (i) 

One 20 page pamphlet entitled, "Children of the Night" 
by PAT MACGREGOR. 


This is a pamphlet of poems regarding young boys and 
sex acts and was written for the enjoyment of BL’s. 

ENCLOSURE (i) • 

■*— , 

' ' ' • ' ■ ■ ' ■ ' ' ■ ■' / 

One pamphlet containing numerous poems from various / 

authors, with the poem on the front page entitled, "Greek Love’/. 

' ■ , ■ • _ . . ■ ■■ ■ ■ •• . • ' ■ / 

This pamphlet has various drawings of nude boys and' 
the poems and the short articles concern young boys , and their 
sex acts, either with other young boys or with adults. .This 
pamphlet was also put together for the enjoyment of BL/s. / 

Those, individuals thkt contributed poems or artsicles 
to this pamphlet are identified as ROBERT BURDICK, SANDRO 
PENNA, RALPH HALL, SIDNEY SMITH, JIM EGGELING, and,IAN YOUNG. 

Also, readers of, this pamphlet, who share in' such 
a revolutionary life , culture (sex with young boys) are asked ' 
to contrubute money and poems, articles, or draw,ings:/ to 
Puberty Rights, ComeJ Unity Press, 13 East 17th Sti%et,,NeW“^^^^^ 


York City 10013, C212) 675-3043. 








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Spirits. 


ENCLOSURE (k) ^ 

A pamphlet entitled. The Storm! A Journal for Free 


This pamphlet is edited and published twice a year 
by MARK A. SULLIVAN and JIM KERNOCHAN, 227 Columbus Avenue, 
Apartment 2E, New York, New York 10023. 

Subscription prices for this pamphlet are North 
America - 60^ one issue $2.00 for four issues; 
the rest of the planet - 80^ one issue $3.00 for four issues, 
money payable to the publisher. ^ 

Other individuals contributing articles to this 
pamphlet are IAN YOUNG, ERIC THORNDALE, TOM AVERY, and KERRY 
THORNiiEY. 

■ Other organizations listed are Li bertarians for 

Ga y Rights (L6R) founded in C alifornia with ! I 

of I L with a mailing address of 

LGR News, P.O. Box 69994, Los Artgeles, California 90069, and 
New York Libertarians for Gay Rights, with a mailing address 
of NYLGR, 4 Bedford Street, New York, New York 10014. , 

ENCLOSURE (1) , 

A pamphlet entitled. Tiger Beat, with photographs of 
young male entertainers oh the inside and outside of the front 
and back covers. 

This is published by Little Caeser Press, 1978, 

3373 Overland Avenue, Apartment 2, Los Angeles, California 
90034, printed in an edition of 200 copies and consists of 
poems or short articles. 

According to the San Francisco Source furnishing this 
material, this pamphlet is typical of what is found in the . - 
residence of a BL and that the photos of the young male stars: r" 
are reproduced and used without the consent of the’ actors,,-’""^ 
their agents, or their employers. ‘ ^ 

‘ ‘ Source stated that ^th is pamphlet wa$ put together 

for no other reason -but to cater or to be a ”ttirn-on'' to BL’s. 


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■ ENCLOSURES Cm), (n), and (o) ^ 

.... k Xerox copy of a two p age lett er (fron t and back), 
dat ed May 26 - June 2, 1972, fro mi [, CSC, to | I 

and I U a Xerox copy of a- two page typed letter, dated 

June 2, 1972, from the Childhood Sensuality Circle. (CSC) , 

P.O. Box 1614 Chico, California - 95926, and one Xerox copy 
of a three page article entitled. Chil dhood Sexuality,. Fair 
Play for Children, from ] | . 

' _ This l etter and the two enclosures sent to I ~| 

I I , and I , are included in this investigation in order 

to illustrate one of the support^ groups of NAMBLA, as listed 
on page 3 of NAMBLA Nes (enclosure a) . 

I l and CSC, formerly based in Chico, 

California, is now based in San Diego, California, and 
strongly advocates that children participate in sex acts at 
an early age with other children or with adults. 


L EADS ■ ^ ■ ■ b7c 

BOSTON • ' 

AT BOSTON, ^MASSACHUSETTS . ,1. Conduct discreet 
investigation regarding the Fag Rag and NAMBLA, Box 331, , 

Kenmore Sta.tion, in attempts to identi fy and locate possibl e 
subjects, including but not limited tol~ ' I 

I, .and I Tv 

2. Conduct discreet investigation regarding the 
Gay Community News (GCN), 22 Bromfield Street, identifying . 
individuals involved and scope of circulation as NAMBLA News 
and support groups of NAMBLA contribute and= are readers of 
this newspaper. , 

. Ji! AT _ FITCHBURG, MASSACHUSETTS , Che ck with state Or - " , 

ideal authorities regarding the identity of ] j and^ ^ 

inform appropriate authorities of wha t the N^ BLA News. disQlos'es 
regarding the possible whereabouts of] j. . , . - ’ 


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BROOKLYN - QUEENS 


AT BROOKLYN. NEW. YORK. 
to identify ] I arid j] 


Conduct background inve stigation 

]of ^ 


the Gay Teachers Association, 204 Lincoln Place, including 
but not limited to, obtaining a copy of their book. Special 
Teachers/Special Boys, drivers license, and police department 
checks, etc., and identifying any juvenile boys closely 
associated with them. 


DETROIT .. . 

- AT ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN . 'I. Conduct discreet 
investigation regarding Youth Liberation,. 2007 Washtenaw in 
attempts to identify and learn the location of possible Subjects. 

2. Discreetly obtain the magazine being sold, by 
Youth Liberation entitled, ’’Their Issue, Children and Sex” 
and forward it to the FBI Laboratory, also, forward another 
copy of this magazine Cor a Xerox copy of, one) to San Francisco. 


INDIANAPOLIS 

' AT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA . 1. In attempts to 
identify an d locate possible Subie'cts. will utilize the 
psudonvm of I ~ ~| » 


,b6 

b7C 


in writing to 


J, CSC, P.O. 


Bos 5164, San Diego, California , 9.2105. for a subscription 
of 12 issues at $6.50. 

2. Also, using thg same psudonym, will subscribe to 

"NAMBLA News”, $5.00 for one year or $15.00 for a sustaining 
member, NAMBLA News, Box 331, Kenmore Station, Boston 
Massachusettes 02115.; ; 

3. Will furnish the ' FBI Laboratory and San Francisco / 

with arty pertinent information and identities of possible ;v. . 

Subjects.', ■' '■ ' ■ ■■ 




LOS ANGELES , 




AT LOS ANGELES j CALIFORNIA ; 1.. Conductv ^iscreet 
investigation of I | of I I , with , a 

mailing address of Libertarians 'for Gay Rights, (LGR) News, 


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P.O. .Box 69994, in attempts to determine the identities and 
location of possible Subjects. 

2. Conduct investigation of Little Gaeser Press, 

3373 Overland Avenue, Apartment 2, to determine identities of 
the individuals publishing and distributing materials for BL's. 

3. Will advise Investigator r L Los Angeles 

Police Department, Juvenile Division, Sexual Exploitation Unit, 
of pertinent information regarding this investigation. 

4. Will work through Investigator l [ regarding 

possible Federal v iolations of th e CSC in San Diego, as he is 
very familiar with f land her organization. 


Inves t igator 
of CSC. 

NEW YORK 


5 . Will o btain any names of individuals known to 


I that belong to the San Francisco Chapter 


he 

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AT 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK ; 1. Conduct discreet investigation 
of Puberty Rights, Come! Unity Press, 13 East 17thStreet,- 
telephone number (212) 675-3043, in attempts to identify and 
learn the location of possible Subjects. .. 

' 2 . Check indices , police department records , and 
contact any logical sources regarding the following individual s 
who have poems or articles for the pleasure of BL^s; I I 


3y C onduct discreet investigation regardingl I 

and | ( of a 

pamphlet entitled, "The Storm!”, A Journal for Free Spirits,, 

227 Columbus Avenue, Apartment 2E. . 

■ . <■ '.-s 

■ , ' ' • , ' ' 

4. Same as lead Number two above for t he^ follow ing'^ 
individuals who are c ontr ibutors to "The Storm!"";” ] | 

L andl L. ^ 

' 5, Conduct discreet investigation of New^Yor]$7^ 
Libertarians for Gay Rights (NYLGR) , 4 Bedf ord; "Street, in 
attempt to identify, and learn the location^df possible Subjects, 







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SACRAMENTO 

AT CHICO, CALIFORNIA . Conduct discreet investigation 
of CSC, P .0 . Box . 3 614, to determine if the Child Sensuality 
Circle still maintains an active Chapter in Chico, and if /-• 

possible, identify and determine the location of any individuals 
involved. . ' ' ■ 

SAN DIEGO ' ■ - V 

AT SAN. DIEGO, CALIFORNIA ; Through liason with U.S . 

Postal Inspectors.'^ conduct discreet investigtion of I I 

I I. CSC. P.O. B 5764, establishing her identity and location, 

FBI or police department records; credit record, etc., and 
attempts to identify any other individuals associated with her 
or belong to CSC in the San Diego area' that advocate sex with 
children. • , . ' ■ ■ • ^ ^ -be 

:b7c 

SAN FRANCISCO • - - •• ; • 

AT SAN FRANCISCO , CALIFORNIA . Will maintain contact 
with Source and conduct appropriate investigation in furtherance 
of obtaining more information regarding the next NAMBLA 
Conference and identies and activities of those involved in 
sexual acts with children.' . 

-In addition to the- af prementioned leads, the Bureau and 
all receiving offices are requested tp check indices and local 
police department records for the following names: . 

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I . 


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□ a 


FD-36 (Rev. 

TRANSMIT V'lAT 

Teletype 

Facsimile 
AIRTEL 




FBI 


PRECEDENCE: 
I I Immediate 
I I Priority 
I I Routine 


ALL INFOEIIATIOM COHTAIHED 

HEREIN IS UNCLASSIFIED 

DATE 11-08-20(37 BY 60324/AUC/BAN/STP/bls 


CLASSIFICATION: . 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T 0 
[3 UNCLAS 

8/31/79 


PROMS' 


SUBJECT: 



DIRECTOR, FBI (ATTN: SA 


SAC, SAN FRANCISCO ,(145-1294) (P) (SQD 7) 

loRTH AME RICy^N MAN /BOY T.OVF. 
ASSO CIATION^ NAMBLA) 

BOX'331 

KENMORE STATION 
B OSTON. MASSACHUSETTS 
ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: San Francisco 


Re San Francisco airtel t o Director, dated 8/2/79; 

San Francisco telcall to Superv isor » 8/30/79. 

Enclosed for the Bureau is one xerox copy of a 
yellow paper that was distributed at the NAMBLA conference / 

in New York, 3/2.4-25/79 , advertising for the National March f 

on Washington for- Lesbian and Gay Rights^ 10/14/79, (enclosur.e^g. 
of referenced San Francisco airtel to Director, dated 8/2/79). 

As mentioned i n the referenced San Francisco telcall 

to Super visor! j , on 8/30/79 , San Francisco FBI Agents 

met with j, who provided valuable information of 

which the following portion i^^qertinent to the captioned 

inve^tisatioa: ^ I S j 30^ . 3 J( 

Source stated that! f/ I 



I 

Bureau 


0k1 


Bureau 

2 - San Francisco 

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(4) 





Transmitted 


(Number) 







SF 145-1294 
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Source stated that 


|. Also, the Lesbian newspaper 

in San Francisco has published articles by Lesbians that 
state that Lesbians should be willing to die for the, cause. 

Source advised that I 



Source stated that 


Source advised that 


Source stated that well over 50,000 Lesbians and gays 
are expected to be in Washington, D.C., for the aforementioned 
march in October. 

I l has consistently furnished information 

that has proven to be highly reliable, and San Francisco 
has no reasons to believe that this source would provide any 
information to the contrary. 

I I is described as follows; 


N 

Alias 
R 
D 
P 

Height 

Weight 

Eyes 

Hair 


6 'O'* 

185 lbs, 

Brown 

Blond 









SF 145-1294 
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Tattoo 

SFPD No, 

FBI No. 

California drivers 
license No. 

SSAN 

Addresses 


Former address 
Former employment 


Arrest record 
Vehicle 


The files of t he San Francisco offic e disclosed no 
record identifiable wi thi 1. 


It is r e q u e s t e d tha t the Bureau search indices for 

I , FBI No.r n, and advise the 

appropriate agencies regarding"! fand the enclosed informa- 
tion. ' 


LEADS ; 

SAN FRANCISCO 

AT SAN FRANCISCO^ CALIFORNIA;> W ill provide the Bureau 
with a photograph of | l and any other pertinent 

information that is developed regarding the March on Washington, 
D.C., 10/14/79. 











iTi^JLED 1 



FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20535 

To: SAC, Sin Francisco (145-1294) (Sq. 7) September 10, 1979 




From: Director, FBI 

^ North American l ^jj/ Boy 
Love AssoclatiotI WNAMBi Al 

Box 331 ^ 

TCeriinor^ Station r 

TnyriB) %“cHfL! (p xPnjmiioN 

00: San Francisco 

Examination requested by: San Fran Cl SCO 


FBI FILE NO. 145-5920 


LAB. NO. 


90807037 D SK 




b6 ^ 
•b 7 C "H 


Reference; 


Examination requested; 


Airtel dated August 2,1979 
Document 


Remarks: 


You will be advised separately of the results of 
the requested Bureau indicies checks. : 

No information has been previously received at^^ 
the Laboratory regarding the North American Man/Boy Love 
Association . 


to. 

‘“■;i 


L ^ 






Enclosures (2) (2 Lab report) 


SEP 7 









□ 




D O . NOT INCLUDE ADMINI^ATIVE . 

■'“PAGE® IKFORMATION^N‘" 
INVLETIGA'flVE R 



ADMINISTRATIVE PAGE 






REPOSIT 
of the 


LABORATORY 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGTON, O. C 20535 

SAC, San Francisco (T4B-1294I {Sq. 7) September TO, 197^ 


FBI FILE NO. 14S-5920 
LAB. NO. 90807037 D SK 


North American Man/Boy 
Love Association (NAMBLA) 

Box 331 

Kenmore Station 

Boston, Massachusetts 

ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 


Ms received August 6, T979 “ 

Item #1 One, 12 page article entitled "NAMBLA News - 
Number One. Spring, 1979, Newsletter of the 
North American Man/Boy Love Association 

item #2 One, two page (front and back) article entitled 
"Men and Boys, The Boston Conference" taken 
from pages 8 and 9 of Gays Meek, February 12, 1979 

Item #3 One, one page article entitled "Speaking put - 
’ ^ A Statement to the Gay Liberation Movement on 

the Issue of Man/Boy Love" taken from page 5 
of Gay Community News, January 6, 1979 

Item #4 One, one page article entitled "SpeakIng-out - 
On Women/Girl Love" or "Lesbians ~D,o^ Do It 
taken from page S of the Gay Community News, 

March 3, 1979 - 

Item #5 One, one page advertisement entitled "Special 
Teachers/Speci a1 Boys" A Novel by PETE FISHER 
and MARC RUBIN 

Item #6 One, 14 page article entitled "The LAMBDA, 

Volume 2, Number 24, Greenwich Village, 

March 5, 1979" 


Page 1 

EJB :al 
'(4), S 


FBI/ D< 



Item #7 One yellow paper 5>^l/2 Inches by 8 1/2 Inches 


advertising for a comraunlty meeting to organize 
Hew York City Metropolitan Area for the 
National March on Washington D.C. for Lesbian 
and 6ay Rights, October 14, 1979 

Item #8 One gray colored pamphlet entitled •’Evergreen" 
by SIDNEY. SMITH . 

Item #9 One, 20 page pamphlet entitled '•Children, of 
the Night” by PAT MACSRE60R 

Item #10 One, 5 1/2 inch by 8 1/2 Inch pamphlet containing 
numerous poems and short articles by yarious 
authors, with the poiem on the first page entitled 
"Greek Love" . 

• • ■ . ' ' ' . ■ ’ ' ■■ ■■ b6 . 

Item #11 One pamphlet entitled "The Storml A Journal b7c 

for Free Spirits" 

item #12 One pamphlet entitled "Tiger Beat"* with photographs 
of young male entertainers on the Instde and 
; outside of the front and back covers 

__Jtem Ji3 One Xerox copy of. a’y two page letter Cfront and - 
back) . dated Ha y 26 June 2. 1972. f rom 

CSC, to ^ |, and.^^_^_^ - 

Item #14' Ode Xerox copy o f a two page letter, dated 

June 2 . 1972. td l - - | , from ' J 

I I , Childhood Sexuality Circle, P«0, Box -3614, 

Chico, Caltfornia 95926 

Item #15 One Xerox copy of a three page article ehtitled T: 

Chil dhood Sexuality . Fair Play for Children, 
from I ' L that was Include d In ;the 

above letter to I I 

ALSO SUBMITTED: , ' ’V ’ 

, Photocopies of Items 1 through 12 


Page 2 * . ^ (over) 

90807037.;p SK ^ ^ , 





Result of examl nation : 


^ No materlaT bearing the same content or with the 

same titles as Items 1 through 15 have been previously 
received at the Laboratory for exaiBlnatlon. 


. Items 1 through 15 are being retained at the 

Laboratory. 





Page 3 

90807037 D SK 




RECORDED 

8/21/79 

alg* 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Lgboratoiy Work Sheet 


To: SAC, San Francisco (145-1294) (§q. 7) 


North American Man/Boy 
Love Association (NAMBLA) 

Box 331 

Kenmore Station 

Boston, Massachusetts 

ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00: San Francisco 


Eyami nation requested by: 


Reference: 


Enamination requested: 


FBI FILE NO. 


LAB. NO. 90807037 D SK 


YOUR NO. 


Examination by: 



San Franci sco 


Airtel dated August 2,1979 
Document 


/^>/5 


^ecimene received: A U § U S t 6 , 1979 


Item #1 


Item- #2 


Item #3. 


^ Item #4 




Item #5 


Item #6- 


One, 12 page article entitled;^ NAMBLA News - 
Number One, Spring, 1979, Newsletter of the 
North American Man/Boy Love Association’" 

One, two page (front and back) article entitled;^ 
'Me^ and Boys, The Boston Conference^ taken 
from pages 8 and 9 of Gays Week, Feoruary 12, 1979 

•« 

One, one page articTe entrtled^^ Speaking Out - 
A Statement to the Gay Liberation Movement on 
the Issue of Man/Boy Love^ taken from ^age>^.5^ 
of Gay Community News, January 6, 1979 

One, one page article entitl ed«f^Speaking out - 
On •Women/Girl Love" or'*Lesbians Do *Do It"^" 
taken from page 5 of the Gay Community News, 

March 3, 1979 

One, one page advertisement entitlecU Speciat '^ 
Teachers/Special Boysjtf A Novel by PETE FISHER "" 
and MARC RUBIN 

One, 14 page article enti tl edj-*'The LAMBDA, '^ 

Volume 2, Number 24, Greenwien Village, 

March 5 , 1979” 


/I// Page 


(over ) 







#7 One yell ow, paper 5 1 /2 inches by 8 1/2 Inches 
, a d V e r 1 1 s i n g for a d omm u n I ty me e t i n g . t o. o rg a n I z e 
the New York City Metropolitan Area for the : , 

National: March on Washington D.C. for Lesbian 
and Gay Rights, October 14, 1979 ’ 

#8 One gray colored pamphlet enti tl ed -''Evergreen 
by SIDNEY SMITH ' 

#9 One, 20 page pamphlet entitled^ Children of 
the Nightj^ by PAT MACGREGOR : . 

#10 ■ One , 5 1/2/ i nch by 8 • 1 /,2 inch pamphlet containing 
numerous . poems and short articTes by various 
authors, with the poem on the, first page entitled 
’’Greek LoVe*' 


Item 


#11 One pamphlet ehti tl ed.^^^ The Storn! A Journal 
for Free Spirits^' 

#12 One pamphlet enti tl.edj^* Tiger -Beat^ with photographs 
.. of yo.ung male entertainers on the inside and 
outside of the fronttand back covers ... 

#13 One Xerox copy of a two page letter (front and 
, : back ), dated Ma y 26 ^ June 2v 1972.. fr om 

I L CSC , to | L and]^^_^ . 

#14 One Xerox copy o f a two page letter. :dated 
'June 2 , 1 972 , to l L from 

I ~| » Chi 1 dhobd -Sexual i ty Circle , P .0/ Box sejUl-sy 
Chico , Cal i forni a / 95926 

#15 One Xerox copy of a three page article entitled 
Chil dhobd Sexual ity . Fair Play for Children, 
from I L that was include d in the 

above letter tbl 


ALSO SUBMITTED: 


Photocopies of items- l,;througj|T2 


Page 2 ' 
90807037 0 SK 



2^78) V 

\ 

TRANSMIT VIA; 
□ Teletype 
I I Facsimile 

H ATRTEL 


#BI 


PRECEDENCE; 
I 1 Immediate 
Q Priority 
I I Routine 


CLASSIFICATION; 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

I |>CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T 0 
o UNCLAS 


FROM: 


DIRECTOR, FBI 
(Attention: Supervisor ! 

Document Section, FBI Laboratory) 

SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145-778) (P*) 


Love,, Assoc i at ion<3 f NAMBJ 

Kenmore Station 
l^JsibonT^pas^Sh 

CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: San Francisco 


y0918037^ 



Enclosed for the Bureau and receiving Field Diyisiphs is a 
letter, postmarked at Saa^iego, California., 9/4/f9, bearing 
the return address l oeo.A^C. P. O. Box 5164. San Diego. Calif,. 
92105.’’ addressed to I 1 .-,/ 

I is an SA at Indianapolis), as well \ 

as the contents of that letter, which were received at Indiana- /» 
polis, Indiana, on 9/6/79. ^ ' 

In accordance with a request from the San Francisco Division, 
Indianapolis made efforts to correspond with the NAMBLA, at 
Boston, Massachusetts, and the Childhood Sensuality Circle (CSC), 
operating from San Diego, Calijfornia. I 


In each case, ^ 
.subscription fee for 
furnished with the c 


ney ordef^representing the required 
MBLA News and the CSC NUSletter was 


correspond^l^^^^y 


f.'r 

<5?- Bureau (E^jP^ ^ ^ 

2 - San Diego y(Enc. 2) ,J 

2 - San Francisco (145-1294) (Enc’, 2) 
2 - Indianapolis 


MVG-jae 



SEP ^1979 


-117^ 



Approved: 


^o 1 


Transmitted 


(Number) 



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rit. 


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;IP, '14&-778 •>, 


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.i'- ^ /■• ;v.,i 


^ ;' ’ i lE!f fb compJlete.jCQrrespon^etfce with NAMBij%*,ib^ to date j 

, .^iaiiedi' as NAMBLA is^ all^g^dly' u Post ’Off 

; ;>Box Which cbrresponjiehce,, w Indianapolis I , :^India - 

;- " Wil If; review itbras previously by San Francisco' and will: • , ; , 

initiate correspondence to a more appropriate , ^ : - f 
■ppstal ; receiving’; ^Ibcap ion ,',^' ■ ■; '; ; '. 'V-' ■ - „■ -K'v '' 0 : 

1',;^" the vC^^ enclosed items; reveai^^ ' 

was • apparen^^ 4if f icuity in attaining a subscriptibn, t the;,- 

CSC 'NUSle t . twhich was" furnish ed ’ in the June and .August , 197,9 i f' a. T 
A is^es by f~~ I: however, it was noted vt hat there f . 

; ' ;appar;%tiy^^^^^^^^ a difference betWeeh a subscriptibh to. the CSC o ;: :: ^ ^ 

, A.NUSie the;; >CSG j inasrouch as iheArate, structure ' 

■ ;; fpr/ SubSctiph ®re $6.50 (furhishbd by IhdiahapbitsH 

|,::;‘^membei^hip^/iee^ ' '.yW''''' ..y ..' ■•'/•y- ' 'y^-y 

r ; ,Alhdiahapblis is furnishing items received to date for Review ;. e 

by Bureau„ ahd receiving Field DiVi^ .y , : , , ; • ; 

V 'v-y y.' Vi,< V"' '■ ' y*- -^‘r ; „ • ■ ;• • y;-, ;5i /■*,' 

• ;■' . ' .. ■ ■ ' '' ■ . • *' • '.yN’i '■ '■ ■ •■■ ' ‘ '-’■*'b 7 ( 

1 y rndianapoliS will- await.; instructions prior to conduct ihg ; , ;. .,. ; 
further "uhilatera investigation bt CSC and tpe Bureau'' wili bb .■ 

•adyised ,;bf-^'e^ cp.ramuhications;.wlth ,NAffi i : . ' , 'v' 


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9/7/79 


RETFi.V TO 
ATTN OF 


UN ITE©FST/^ES hGGVERN M ENT 


memorciri 


BOSTON (145-792) (P) 

/Bov 

Love Association (KAi'IBITa) 


jBP' Kenmore Station 

Boston, Massachusetts 

ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 

(OO; SAi"} FRANCISCO) 


DIRECTOR, FBI v 

( FC>X J ^ 

^ HXf/i/sP-, 

Re San Francisco airtel to Director, 7/2/79, 
captioned as above. , 

Enclosed for the San Francisco office is the 
original and two copies of an investigative insert. C 



' Boston indices and Massachusetts Division of 

Motor Vehicle checks, based on the information furnished, 
were unable to identify the following individuals: 



1 tt. 

2yBureau (info) (Enc. 1) 
1-Brooklyn-Queens (info) (Enc. 1) 
1 -Detroit (info) (Enc. 1) EX"^^ 

1-Indianapolis (info) (Enc. I^a ^ 
1-Los Angeles (info) (Enc. l)^^s 
1-Miemi (info) (Enc. 1) 

1-Nev/ York (info) (Enc. 1) 
1-Sacramento (info) (Enc. 1) 

1- San Diego (info) (Enc. 1) 

2- San Francisco (145-1294) (SQ 7) 

3 - Bos ton 
TFD/dmm 

(15) .X 




(Enc. 


Mi 


Buy U.S. Savings Bonds Plan 




® SEP 1979 



OPTIONAL FOPV: NO- Uj 
(REV. 7-76) 

GSA FPMR (41 Cr«.) 10 v: L 
5010-U2 









BS 145-792 


AT FITCHBURG. MASS. 

Will continue efforts to identify [ 


AT BOSTON. MASS. 

Will continue discreet investigation regarding the 
Gay Coinmunity News (GCN) , 22 Bromfield St., in, order to 
identify individuals possibly involved with the NAI'IBLA 
News. 


be 

b7C 


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BS 145-792 
TFD/dnim 

i- 


The foll owing investigation was conducted by 
Special Agent (SA) | | at Boston, 

Massachusetts. 

On August 20, 1979, Postal Inspector l I 

l advised that Box 331, Kenmo re Station , Bosto n , 
Massachusetts, is subscribed to by I , 

[, for the 

Fag Rag. 

During August of 1979, 1 [ stated th at an 

official at the Keniriore Station Post Office asked F I 

if he wo til d accept North American Man/Boy Love Association 
(NAMBLA) Nev/s mail at Box 331 in that the box Was only 
for the Fag Rag, 91 River Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
~| re fused to accept NAMBLA mail. 

I ~| stated that the NAI4BLA news was only a 

few pie ces per week, while the Fag Rag had a large volume. 

~1 sai d the Ken more Station Post Office was going to 
inquire of | [ again if he would accept NAl'4BLA News 

mail . 


The Massachu setts Division of Mo tor Vehicles 
furnished a recor d for i |, date of birth 

I, height 5'8", add ress] | 

I , license P effective 

November 16, 1976, expires December 8, 1980, automobile 
1969 Volkswagen sedan, blue, registration 924382. 



□ □ □ 


ANSMITVIA; ' 
Teletype 
FacsimiJ^e^j^^g^ 


PRECEDENCE: 
I I Immediate 
I I Priority 
I I Routine 


CLASSIFICAT 

□ TOP SECR 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENT 

□ UNCLAS E F 

□ UNCLAS 




9/27/79 


FROM 


:U)^ 


DIRECTOR, FBI ■ 

ATTENTION: SA | | 

•SAC, SAN FRANCISCO (145-1294) (P) (Sq. 7) 




SUBJECT:' ^ NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE jASSOCIATION^(NAMBLA) 
Bq2L-33XH ■"— = — ^ 

Kenmore Station 
Boston. Majs is.^^ 

TTDFTTB)^ child EXPLOITATION 
00: SAN FRANCISCO 


S&R»3/^ Reference San Francisco airtel to Director, dated 
8/3fl/79; and Bureau telcall to San Francisco, 911^119. 

Enclosed for the Bureau are four letters regarding 
information provided by | | . 

Also enclosed for the Bureau are four photographs 

of | l of a very militant group of 

homosexuals in San Francisco known as "The Foxes . " 

As per referenced Bureau telephone call to San 
Francisco, 9/14/79, San Francisco has setforth the information 
from the referenced San Francisco airtel to the Director in 
letter form and enclosed photos of | | for 

proper dissemination to the appropriate agency. 

It should also be noted that on 3/14/79,1 

was cited for a moving violation and fined $96.00. 

failed to pay this fine, and on 5/14/79, a traffic warranty 
was issued for his arrest. / 

©- Bureau (Enc.' 8) fiffiWSUS®. .. 4-4-1979 i‘ 

2 - San Francisco j 

RTY/tah I . ' ■ -* 

( 6 ) 


Approved: : i 

57JAN8 1980 


Transmitted 


(Number) 





S-rBCltedrS n£^Air[£S 



FD^36 (Rev,^^^7|> 


'V 


•sT 


Transmit via-. 

Q Teletype 
I I Facsimile 
jffi AIR-TEL 



^ FBI 

PRECEDENCE: 
r~1 Immediate 
I I Priority 
I I Routine 



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i< 


CLASSIFmATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T 0 

□ UNCLAS 

n.f> 10/19/79 


3- 



/ 


TO 


FROM 


DIRECTOR, FBI 

ATTENTION: FBI LABORATORY 

SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145-778) (P) 


91023043--O 


LORn^LAME RJilAIL-MAN./^^^^ 

'B'crx"^1i 

KENMORE STATION, BOSTON, 

MASSACHUSETTS 

ITOM (B) 

CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: San Francisco 


"* ’ Re San Francisco airtel to Bureau, 8/2/79 and ^ 

San "Francisco airtel to Indianapolis, 9/14/79. 

Enclosed for review by the FBI La boratory is one 
copyof'a recent newsletter furnished to SA I I 

in accordance with a subscription placed by Indianapolis to j 
the Childhood Sensuality Circle (CSC) . 

Enclosed for San Francisco is one copy of the 
CSC newsletter; one envelope returned from NAMBLA News, 

Box 331, Kenmore Station, Boston, Massachusetts 02115. 

For information of the Bureau, San Francisco, and 
Boston, Indianapolis, according to previously set out leads 
by San Francis co, attempte d on 8/28/79, to correspond with 
NAMBLA News or | ~|. at Box 331, Kenmore Station, Boston, 

Massachusetts 02115, the published address for NAMBLA News, 
which had been furnished b>/ San Francisco., 


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2 - 
2 - 
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Bureau 

Boston , . 

San Francisco (Enc. :2) (145-1294) (SQ. 7) 
Indianapolis 

pip 













Approved: 


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' ’ '•’ ■ ‘v-'.-rr'.;Va,j t'h.,e' c'or;T'e^s.p:onde,n;'c'e/'di-r^^^^^ -%t;^at'ipn],i:a 4 ^re's-s^^^^^ 

; ,’: ,'■• ' ’'t 6 ;^j;ndiaVa'pM^ ®is^;."bn 2 :‘.Vaddr.es'see^-''un.kn'ow^^ '.; 

'■ .' ,' 'V. S};V P^ . ■;•!■’.■ -ky-- .'V?'- ;•‘•\W 1 ‘^V)^'i>.V• 

^ - .' ‘ '- V '.’ ' - A recheck' of items’ .furnished by San ■ Fran^cisco • '' ’ ,v ^ 

■ ..«■■■ 'V- •;;■’■;■■ \E!eveais':.fhatkPps'i.' off ic wds' 'iai.f a'ct."thie; 'lCf4 tsV 

. ^‘ 'Off i"ce; .box’- bh^ a copy'^ of‘{NAMBLAl News ^- whith w as-‘.furn i abed:, f "■; , V’: •! 

■ ... '.■.■.■.,■••>■; re.v lew. -.b-y .,'S an F.ran'Ci'sCo-.'- ^yV-'' "y?-:.;--.;;-' v.;'y .''. . ..-.^: '.vyvi / ■:-.-‘:,v •>'"■■:.■■••,■ ’ '.■; ■,■ 

■■ '•:V::".;V;i.::^.'yo-/.’vV;.' : ->'C^ -''y^V'. •'■■. ' ^.-'y:i.i■; -V' • y’«Vy C . :,■ 

'\' ' - • -‘ ■’ On 10/20/79. U. -S V .fcu stows A gent l I 7 

>' r> bj adV I fhat j I'ib cu i^rently:.na ■y''’-"..'^.,'- 

■'■’ • ,,./■ ■■ .•'■ 'bf I theb'th ildhoob' Sfensual^ty' Circlev I [ adVibed.^tliat r.'kb^T';’ ri'-;, 

\ i';-' -^■■>V'.--.:T“'H.;^hV.\h^^^ b,ejB'n;;a;:membef..fqf@a'.. shbrtb-pe'rlod/.Q^' 

V i . b; b'. ’/request ed'j;:to 3 K iv. I 

. 4 ' ‘ : \.; addrb-sb’./'-'.-'and .f e\iephjpWe’^vnuq,befr,'-;fny'qfie^^ • b-'-.'-b;.’, ■’’ 

' / . b: ■■' rep'febbbting the "Childh^ f ircie cbuldi'^^^^^ 

. ' .'. ,_ . contact . • «Indf anapblis intends to .‘mobitbt- thc_ a ' b 

' - ;V’ T; ’b; tiie^'Ch^idhbbd ■'q.bntaats v;>i 

.-■'.-b.'. .■ ''.''bb'’' -;APAM^ andV4thrbug:h;,,dire'G.,t:- cbr;fqsppn'deh,C'e'' ■wrt‘h'-4Gh.d Idq b'.-b ’b';. ’b'bb’bby "i.'"' J 

. 1 . ._;■_. -'Sensuality Circle .; :' j b-'t.-vj '■'' '■. •.'‘b’4:'"' ' ^ 'b '^-.b''' .. 

'■ i }■'. .. '■, - , ■'• . . b- .;■ vbVbb.' ; j?!‘ / .' • ■.•■.? an ; f ;r ancis c,br- wi I'i/kb e a d v i s e dr. -<5-4 ‘ t h e.’ ' pr 0 0es.s ■ ■ of; ■■.'■, b- ■' " 

.' ' fhquifie.s'. bfeingbwade v ; ■''•.%“',•:•■••■ ■' , - ■;. 'Vt '•'''-' ;'-' 

:., • •’ .' , ;. ,;■ ■'■ ' ;.-.v ' •? --vA's • -i- 1 . a.p.p,e.af s '-t hat •: N AfiiB'L^-: New.s ;; ■ m ay ,h'ay e c bas ed ;,' 'J 

. pub licati-bn ^ will bw:ait further- ihVtruct^^ froin-;^ ."y. ; 

1 ' : ■ ' "the Bps 1 6 h D i v 1 s/i p n' ; cpn c e r n in g the " c u rf e fit ;• ;w,h ere a b puts - p , .' ■: ’. : V • : ! 

y.:--' f l or the;;^.ciJ'rf^^^^^ .News-;'h.px;..ahd.'.';.wii;l^ ,'J.;'-.-'|^y-.'^. ' ; 

■ .' 7 , •■; ■•", '".b iotp;.: Sebur-b^labat^ ib!n :;tb 1 NAMBLA:-)NPWs,.,\ ■ "^b- '..bb'-' .'' ' • "b- ' .bbV- b ;;;■ 

'-br..';' -b/y'. -'■„ '-’b'ar: J; .y:'V: 

-; - ; b-' ; -le'a-os;.:; bbth-bT-- f ;■>/ ' -:b b ''b ■ • b b-b'A/ ' . 

' ■ » -'’’b- : b . b - 'bv ' •; by' , u 

'At’.Bb.stbn'r’M:ass;ac.h-usbtts-'^ vb''' • ■'■-'■■•' b'.-i C- •■.>;•:■ ^V--' '. 


.,v b^f t^inpt tq locate cuf fent,^P 6 st Off ice,; B^'p 
, -b / ,®f NAMBLAyN .in ,pr.d^f'’fthat inyestigatipn.b^^^^ 
, b prey iq u s i y ; r p q ue ate d h y • S an ’ Fran c is c 0 - ’ m ay- b e ^ 

, ■ 'e.xe'c.ufed . b; ,, -b ■"•.■■''b;', .-; b: '/, ■ ■- bb .-b-'-bb---' 


b.; 7 . ‘-’Vb- .b.-.-^^-:"''’ ‘ 
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f.' /r. ^ '*KS. : z-.k'';* r- i| 

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^o^raiovy^^ransWffal Form 


X«ABORATORY 


federal BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WWISHINGTON, D. C^i^0535 # 

SAC* Indlanipolls (145-778)^ October 31, 1S70 


From: Director, F SI 

Oaorth_lii 

Tove AtSi 

Re; S ex 331^ 


FBI FILE NO. 145*0920 


LAB. NO. 


90918037 U m 


CHILD 'iXPLOlTATIOH 
00: San Francisco 


Examination requested by: 


Reference: 


Examination requested: 


Indlanapotla . 

Alftel dated September 14, 1979 
DocuRent 


Remarks: ' ' ^ 

' ’ ^ 

For the Information of Indianapolis and San Francisco 
the Laboratory Is not In receipt of any Information regarding 
the above captioned organization other than that provided 
by Indianapolis In this matter. 




I DO NOT INC-: UD’'j 5 AD^IlNiOTKATiVH 
1'^ '*Ni XN 

1 INVijlkilGATIViS REPORT 


oil ^ 

O' ^ 

U|! O 

3 CO 



Enclosures iZ) {Z LAb'feport) • 


2.- San Francisco (145-1294) fnclosures (2) (2 Cab report) 
J {6) 




ADMINISTRATIVE PAGE 




MAIL ROOM I 


IS OCT 3i 1979 


21979 ' 



■- 

■ 7-lb ; 






■ 


REPORT 
of the 






1 


To: 


X^ABORATORY 


FEDERAL BUREjtU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGTON, Di e. 20535 

, Indlanatolls n4S“778) ti^o&er 31» 


Re: 


^orth A®epici» ^an/Boy 
tove Associatfoo {HAHBLA} 
Box 331 

Koniaore S tat ton 
toston, Massdehosettsi 
ITOM (8) - 
CHI LB EXPL0ITAT108 


FBI FILE NO. 14S-I 
■LAB.NO;-- .-, 9 W 0 ® 37 . i' St 


Specimens received 


Beptesiber 17* 1B75 


ltd® 16 000 flyer to Join **Tfee Cfelldhotd Senstmllty Clrtle* 

F.0, Box S1i4* San OlifO Ca. B210S* b7C 

Item 17 A Child’s Sexual Bill of aifhts 


Item 1B CSC Hasl etter. VoT V* Ho. 2 done 1B7B*[ 


Item 18 ^CSC Has letter. Ve1 V, Ho. 3 ftufott 1978* 


Hesult of examlnatlen; 

Items 16 tHroufh If were not associated with Items 
of a similar natore prevloBSly received in the Lahoratory for 
exafslnatton* 


Items 16 throttth If are reteined at the tahoratory. 




>2 








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RECORDED 

9/20/79 

Imc 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 


9/17/79 


Laboratory Work Sheet 
To: SAC, Indianapolis (145-778) 


North American Man/Boy 
Love Association (NAMBLA) 
Box 331 

Kenmore Station 
Boston, Massachusetts; 
ITOM (B) - 
CHILD EXPLOITATION 


Re: 


FBI FILE NO. 
LAB. NO. 
YOUR NO. 


145-5920 ^ 

90918037 D SK 



00: San Francisco 

Bxaniination requested by: Indianapolis 

Reference: Airtel dated September 14, 1979 

Examination requested: DOCUment 


'9 


.b6 

b7C 


Specimens received: 


September 17, 1979 



^Item 16 One flyer to join *'The Childhood Sensuality Circle, 
P.Oi. Box 5164, San Diego Ca. 92105** 

Item 17 A Child *s Sexual Bill of Rights 


Item 18 CSC Nusletter, Vol V, No. 2 June 1979, 


Item 19 CSC Nusl etter. Vol V, No, 3 August 1979, 






NiTED SM?E^(36VERNM£NT 


date: 10/2eilQ ' 

BOSTON (145-792) 


REPLY TO 
ATTN OF, 


■=‘"=(PN0RTH AI^ICAN ^N/„BPY.^ 

J.LpVE", aTsOC i ATIQN ®( IJAMBI^ ) 

Box 331 

^fenirore ~Sl:ati on 
’ *B^*€o n . Ma s s.a c huse t t s 
ITOM CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00; SF 

DIRECTOR, FBI 


Re Indianapolis airtel to the Bureau dated 
10/19/79 captioned as above. 

Enclosed for the Bureau and receiving offices 
are copies of communication sent out by the Boston 
Office on 9/7/79 and apparently not received by some of 
the offices. 

Acc ording to Postal ^ Inspector , 

Boston, Ma. . 1 I was still not receiving the 

NAMBLA news at Box 331, Kenmore Station, Boston, Ma. as 
of 9/25/79. 

An additional investigative insert is being 
enclosed for the San Francis co Office re inv estigation 
at Fitchburg, Ma. concerning! j. « ^ 




^ Bureau (Encs. 2) 

± Brooklyn-Queens (info) (Encs. 2) 

1 Detroit (info) (Encs. 2) # 

1 Indianapolis (info) (Encs. 2) 

1 Los Angeles (info) (Encs. 2) / / 

1 Miami (info) (Encs. 2) 

1 Nev/ York (info) (Encs. 2) 

1 Sacramento (info) (Encs. 2) 

1 San Diego (info) (Encs. 2) 

2 San Francisco (145-1294) (SQ 7) (Encs. 6) 

3 Boston 

TFD:mm r- 

(15) 




® OCT ^ 


,3d 
T ^ mg 



SC./fi'n 


CI.S. Savings Bonds Regularly on the Payroll Savings Plan 



OPTIONAL FORM NO. 10 
(REV. 7-76) 

G^A FPMR (4VCFR) lOl-H -6 
50I0-U2 



1 


Lab 

7-?r 


^t'oi;y<jTransinittal Form • . 




LABORATORY 

FEOERM. BUREAU OF INVEthGAfiOir 
WASHIN«Tm^D._C. 20S35 


To; 


SAC, Indianapolis (145-778)^ 

From: Director, FBI 



December 6, 1979 

^-fbTfile no. 


LAB. NO. 



rymRIUi - 

LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBUO 
WX 331 

- KENMORE STATION, BOSTON. 
MASSACHUSETTS^ 

ITOM (B) 

CHILD EXPLOITATION 
"00; San Francisco 

Examination requested by: * • * « « 

Indianapolis 


li5-5920 

91023043-^D'SK-' 


b6 

b7C 


Reference: 

Examination^requested: 

Remarks: 


Airtel dated October 19, 
Document 





1 

I 


No information is available at the Laboratory 
regarding Childhood Sensuality Circle other than that 
provided by Indianapolis in r<||irenced airtel. 



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Enclosures (2) (2 Lab report) 

2 - Boston Enclosures (2) (2 Lab report) 

2 - San Francisco (145-1294) (SQ.7) Enclosures (2) (2 Lab report) 



\ 






To: 



FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGTON, D C. 20535 


SAC, IndlanapoHs (145-77%^ December 6. 1979 


V 


FBI FILE NO. l45-»5920^ 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/ BOY lab.no. 91023043 D SK 

LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 

BOX 331 . 

KENMORE STATION, BOSTON," 

MASSACHUSETTS 
ITOM (B) 

CHILD EXPLOITATION : 


Specimens received October 22, 1979 

item 20 Nusletter of the Childhood Sensuality Circle, 

Vol. V, No. 4 for October 1979 

Result of examination: 

No additional copies of Item 20 have been previously 
received at the Laboratory for examination. 

Item 20 Is retained at the Laboratory. 




fbi/doj 



RECORDED FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

10/30/79 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
alg* 

Laboratoiy Work Sheet 


To; SAC, Indianapolis (145-778) 
^ ^ f^(i . i) 

NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY 
LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 
BOX 331 

KENMORE STATION, BOSTON, 

MASSACHUSETTS 

ITOM (B) 

CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: San Francisco 


Examination requested by. Indianapolis 

Reference: Airtel dated October 19, 1979 

b6 
b7C 


Examination requested; Document 

Specimens received: October 22, 1979 

^^"tem 20 Nusletter of the Childhood Sensuality Circle, ' 
Vol. V, Nov||(? for October 1979 


FBI FILE NO-145-5920 
lab.no. 91023043 D SK 
YOUR NO. 






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TRANSfiRT-VIAl 
r~) Teletype 
r~l Facsimile 
I I Airtel 




PRECEDENCE; 

* s 

I I Immediate 
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□ Routine 


FBI 


# 


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ly^ox 


M-v, 


CLASSIFICATION; 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ E F T 0 

□ CLEAR 

^ , NOV 2 6 1979 

Date 


5^ 


/ 


FROM: 


DIRECTOR, FBI 


912O3lit-0, 


SAC, BROOKLYN-QUEENS (145-3923) (P) 






SUBJECT: NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY IX3VE ASSOCIATION INAl^LA I . !> 




BOSTONtXMSSACHUSETTS'*’^-'’^ 
iTOiriB) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 


v\'“' 


SF) 


‘S'S'j 


)3i- 




'Z' ' 


ed 'BSmemos 


ReSPairtel to th^ Bureau^ M/ £ 0 / t Zf f C>OiU^iU\.JO ^ 

to Bureau, dated 9/1/19 and 10/26/7^^nd BQMRAairtel to SF, ^ 
dated 11/6/79. 




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Bureau (Ends. 2) 

- Baltimore (Ends. 6) 

- Boston (145-792) (Ends. 2) 

- Detroit (INFO) (Ends. 2) 

-' Indianapolis (INFO) (Ends. 2) 

- Los Angeles (INFO) (Ends. 2) 

- Miami (INFO) (Ends. 2) 

- Newark (Ends. 6) 

- N^w York (145-3923) (Ends. 2) 

- Philadelphia (Ends. 6) 

- Sacramento (INFO) (Ends. 2) 

- San Diego (INFO) (Ends^ 2) 

- San Francisco '(TNFO)"'(l45-1294) (Ends. 2) 

- Brooklyn-Queens i , , 




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(Number) -Time) 


Per 


QPO : 1177 O • SS&-' 



BQ 145-3923 


Enclosed for the Bureau and receiving offices are 
one copy each of the NAMBLA News Spring/Suininer issue/ and an 
advertisement of Boylove Material available from the Gay Sunshine 
Press. 

Also enclosed for Baltimore/ Newark and Philadelphia 
are one copy each of referenced communication. Enclosures from 
San Francisco airtel of 9/7/79 are not enclosed; Baltimore/ 

Newark and Philadelphia should request these materials from 
San Francisco. 

BQMRA presently developing a confidential source able 
to provide information regarding captioned matter. 

Source provided information that I 





A review of the enclosed Spring/Suininer NAMBLA 
News on page two reveals 

G.A.A. Box 2 , Village Station, NYC, 10014 — 






On page three the philosophy of NAMBLA is expressed 
in "The Importance of a Uhified NAMBLA". \ 

\ 

Baltimore, Boston, Newark, New York and Philadelphia 
should consider some o f the individuals listed in attendance 
at the I I meeting are possibly from their area. 

Indices and DMV checks should be searched for these individuals. 


Brooklyn-Queens will continue attempts to gather 
additional information regarding the operation of NAMBLA. 


- 5 - 





TRANSMIT VIA; 

I I Teletype 
I I Facsimile 
C3 ■ - A-irte] 




FBI 



PRECEDENCE; 
I I Immediate 
I I Priority 
I I Routine 




CLASSIFICATION; 

□ TOP SECRET 
Q SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T 0 

□ UNCLAS 

Date 






TO Director, FBI 

FROM SAC, Indianapolis (145-778) 

CHANGED 


oO^oJoo^ X> 


q'-AJ- 



4i^orth American Man / Bov Love A ssociation (NAMBLA), 

,Sxi33r; ^ 

Kenmore "Station . 

Boston^Jl^^h.^ 
dba c/o ^Gay Activists Alliance , 

P..0. Bqx.^2,. - 

Village Station, 

“Me'vr^YofET^T^w " York 
I TOM-('F)^*CHnai • 

EXPLOITATION 

Title changed to:reveal current mailing address of NAMBLA, 
c/o Gay Activists Alliance, P.O. Box 2, Village Station, 

New York, New York. 

Enclosed for the Bureauare the original and one copy, 
and for receiving of|ices ond^copy each, of the "C. S. C. 
Nusletter" of 12/Mei0§yREimlE9b»>^y^^ja?5 ' 

Fiv^r 

CP - Bureau. ( Enc . ' 2 ) 

1 - Baltimore (Info) (ffinc.'l^ 

2 - Boston (145-792) (Enc. 1) 

2 - Brooklyn-Queens (145-3923) (Enc. 1) 

1 - Detroit (Info) (Enc. 1) 

1 - Los Angeles (Info) (Enc. 1) 

1 - Miami (Info) (Enc. 1) 

1 - Newark (Info) (Enc. 1) 

1 - New York (145-3923) (Info) (Enc. 

1 - Philadelphia (Info) (Enc. 1) 

1 - Sacramento (Info) (Enc. 1) 

1 - San, Diego (Info) (Enc. 1) 

1 - San Franlbisco (145-1294) (Enc. 1) 

2 - Indlanapblls 


be 

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, Approve^dn. 

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MVG-ssc 
(18) 


Transmitted 





(Number) 



'• '-IP;, 145-778; 

’ , A review of the publlbatiSfe reveals thal €he-ciir^ 

, mailing address utilized b/ NAMBLA Is c/^ Gay Activists . 

Alliance,' P.'0> Box 2, Village. Stat'ion, New York, New York 10014 . 

• ' In accordance with current B^^au instructions; ' 

' Indianapolis, utilizing an appropriat'e P .0 . Box, will endeavor 
...to obtain a subscription to the NAMBLA News, and accomplish . 

verification of the previously given Pbst Office address . 

. as the jcurrent operating 'point for NAMBLA. * 



La bo s m i t ta I 


s' %- ■ 

a* k - 

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LABORATORY 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20535 

To: SAC, BzxxdU7H'*QU«eii8 (14$-3923f 


Frorj®gyDi rector, FBI 


^SSI&31LAllSBISMO^/Bq LOVE 

ioSTONl BIASSACHOSETTS} * 
ITOM (B) - CHILD E^LOITATIOH 

OO: San Francisco 


Examination requested by: Brooklyn-Queens 

Reference: Airtel Sated Novembet Itl, i979 


FBI FILE NO. 


LAB. NO. 


Examination requested: Document 


Remarks : 


Jant|iti^ 9, 1980 


145^5928 


91208011 D SK 



iD- 


JAN 8 1980 


Encloawras (2) (2 Lab report) 

2 - San Francisco (145^1294) Enclosures (8) (2 Lab report) 


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BO HOT INCLiUBiE AM IN I S TEAT I Ve" 
■PAGS(S) INiPORMATION IN 
INVESTIGATIVE' BBPORT 


ADMINISTRATIVE PAGE 






FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20535 

To: SAC, 6]^ldyB*-^ue6n8 (i4i~$9?8) 9, 1980 

FBI FILE NO. ' 145.0920 

NORTH AMEBICAN MAN/BOY tmns lab.no 91208011 OSK 

Re: ASSOCaATION (NAMBIA) ^ 

BOX Sn, EENM)RE STATION, " 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS; 

ITOM <B> - CMU> BXPIOITATION 


Specimens received NoVOXiatber 30, 1979 

Item 21 S|?riiig/Siiiaffi©r l*0ii« ofme NAMBIA N«w» 

It«a 22 Aa advtxtisesi«nt of Boylove Msteslal sv'idlablo 

troBu tho Oajr Sunahiae Prats 

Kesull szsialnatlonu 

Items 21 sad 22 wera aot oraooi^efl with itcmis of a nattira 

pravioiitly raeeived foj* ezaiBiiifttion in ^ XABoratory . 

Itffira 21 ai^ 22 era Being ratfdned M the laboratory , 


EJB:ksk* (6) 


FBt/DOJ 




RECORDED 

12/6>'79 


12W7 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 



To: SAC, Brooklyn-Queens (145-3923) 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE 
„ ASSOCIATION (MAMBLA) 

BOX 331, KENMORE STATION, 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 

ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00: San Francisco 


Examination requested by: BrOOkTyn-QueenS 


FBI FILE NO. 
LAB. NO. 
YOUR NO. 


/ — 

145-5920 / 

1 

91203*011 D SK 

\ 



Reference: Airtel dated November 26, 1979 

Examination requested: DOCUment 

V be 

Specimens received: November 30, 1979 b7C 

Item 21 Spring/Summer issue of the NAMBLA News 

Item 22 An advertisement of Boylove Material available 
from the Gay Sunshine Press 



FBI/DOJ 





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,NKO01?V0-33®144' 

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OE «K 019 

R 020K44Z FEB. B0 ■ 

FfyreWARK (145-1465) (RUC) 

W director' (ROUTIflE)" 

4r00KLYN-QUEENS (ROUTINE) 

. SAW FRA.NCISCO . (ROUtiNEy 

/ 

UNCLAS , ■ 

/#N0RTH AFiER.ICA W ivlAl/SOY LOVE A'SSOGIaTION d^MBU ) , BOX 33 1 , 

K E NftORE STA tl 0 N , BO S TO N HUSjTTS , DBA C./O^AY ACTIVISTS 
ALIIAK*CE_,_ _YORK , NEW ^K'; 

ITOM (B) - CHILd’ EXPLOITATION ' ;'. ’ . 

RE: .BROOKLYN-qUEENS AIRTEl' TO , BUREAU , DATED NOVEMBER^^^^^ 
1975, Ai\iD INDIANAPOLIS ATRTEL TO BUREAU , DATED DECEMBER . 

IN RESPONSE TO MENTIONED BROOKLYN-gUEENS aIRTEL , NEWARK 
INDICES REFLECT FILES •■COKCERWIN'G 


£Jtec,AO^tov 

Exw. AD-Adm. _ 
Exc5, AB-US 4 



Lalwratofy ^ 
Legal Cottn^ 
PlaR £ inep. , 
Rec. feigflt ^ 
TecJi, Seres. . 

Training ' 

Pnb8cAffi,0»., 
Teleidifioe Hra. ^ 
OirectoPe 8ec*y. 


, and 


■NEWARK - INDICES ALSO' REFLECT FILE FOR 
, and 







page T!;j0.^f‘4K (145-14 65) IJNCUS. 


AS WELL AS WUMEROUS REFERENCES 'FOR 


], AND 


IT rs NOTED that NEWARK INDICES DOES KOt 


REFLECT any VIOLATIONS that WOULD BE' CONCURRENT WITH CAPTIONED 
CASE. , ' ■ , 


NEW JERSEY PMV REVEaE's THE FOLLOwINS REGARDING POSSIBLE- 


NAM3LA MEMBERS 






-^PD-36 (Rev. 5-22-78) 


TRANSMIT VIA: 
□ Teletype 
I I Facsimile 

AIRTEL 


RRECEDENCE: . 
□ Immediate 
I I Priority 
I I Routine 


CLASSIFICATION; 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T 0 

□ UNCLAS 

Date 2/ 4/80 


From 


Director, FBI 

Attention : FBI Laboratory 

SAC, Indianapolis 145-778 


^HANGED : ? 

LiiORTH AMERICAN MEN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 


B OS:^N . MASSACHU SETTS.,^ba \ - 

cTamv ACTTVTR;i;.f |;t;l box 2 

NAM/B LA.,_R.a^i)JMI I^ . , 

• NEW. YORK CIT Y. N. Y__-l 00.18. f.' ,, 
ITOM 
00: SF 


0ii206156- 


a 'X 


Title marked "Changed" to reveal current mailing address 
of NAMBLA, P.O. BOX 174, Mid-Town Station, New York City, 
N. Y. 10018. 

Enclosed for the Bureau are the original and' one copy 
and for San Francisco, one copy of NAM/BLA Bulletin, 
January, 1980 #1. 






Bureau (encs.-2^. ’ 

San Francisco 145-1294 (enc.) 

Indianapolis 

MVG-mqc . 

6 / 3 ' 


approved: 


W 


Transmitted 


(Number) (Time) 


FEB 


I 


^ laboratory Transmittal Fopn 

■ 7-72 ^ 




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^ LABORATORY 


1^, Indianapolis . 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 

D. C. ?|>535 ii^eh li# 19 SO 


To: 




Fj 2n!^Kr,ie8ERiaAH file NO. 



C/0 SAY ACtlXnS'^S AAIflYMCl, ?*0. BOX 2 
VIUJiGB STATIOll, HEW Ymm^ Wm YORK# 
HAIVBLA# P.O. box 174# S7?ATICM,# 

HEW YORK CITY, H.Y. 10010 j XTOM (B) - 
OEIIED BKPIOITATIOH 00 -» San Esfaneisco 


145-5920 
00200150 0 SK 


Examination requested by: 
Reference: 

Examination requested: 
Remarks: 


ladianapolis 

AtrtGl dated FwSbxnasy 4# 1980 
Doctmant 


b6 

b7C 



Sncloaures (2) <2 Lab report) ' 

2 ~ San rrancisco (14S-1294) inelosures (2) (2 Lab report) 







-7- lb 

^ ' 



FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGIFON, D. C. 20535 


To-s&C, maianassolis C14S-778) March 11 , if 80 


FBI FILE NO, 

HOSTS MEH/BOY JjOVE ASSOCIhTIOH 

mumm) , mt 33i, mmoi® statioh lab.no. 
ReBOSTONr MASSACHUSETTS r ^ha 
C/0 GhY ACTIVISTS AMiimCE,. F.O* BOX 2 
VILIAGE STATIOH,. HEI7 YORK, SEW YORK, dba 
HAM/BhA, P,0. BOX 174, HIO-TOMH SmTIOH, 

HEW YORK CITY, H.Y* 10018 r ITOM (B) - 
CHIi«D BXPLOITATIOH 


145“S§aO ■ 
00206156 D SK 



Specimens received f ebnaary 6, 108 0 

Item 23 Original cop:y of the HAM/BLA Bulletin, NuaOser One, 
January, 1980 

Also SOBMITTEDi 

One photo copy of itaa 23 

Result of exaiuinationt 

Ho additional copies of itosa 23 have been previously 
received for examination at the Laboratory . \ 

Item 23 is being teappSJarily retained at the Laboratory* 




EJB : ksk* 
( 6 ) 




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7-2 


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RECORDED 

2/13/80 

alg* 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratoiy Work Sheet 


To: SAG, Indianapolis (145-778) 


NORTH AMERICAN MEN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 
(NAMPLA), BOX 331, KENMORE STATION fbifileno. 
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, dba 
C/0 GAY ACTIVISTS ALLIENCE, P .O. BOX J^ab. no. 
VILLAGE STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, dba 
■ NAM/BLA, P.O. BOX 174, MID-TOWN STATI(W»yR no. 

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. 10018; ITOM (B) - 
CHILD EXPLOITATION 00: San : Franci sco 

Examination by: 


145-2920 - 


00206156 D 





SK 






f 


Examination requested by: 


Indianapolis 


Reference: 


Examination requested: 


Specim^s-received: 

Item 23 



Airtel dated February 4, 1980 
Document 

February 6, 1 980 

Original copy of the NAM/BLA Bulletin 
January, 1980 


be 

b7C 


Number One, 


ALSO SUBMITTED: 

One photo copy of item 23 








FBl/DOJ 





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y UNITED STATES GOVER NMEN T 

r Memorandum 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 




TO 


FROM 


; DIRECTOR, FBI 

(Attention: FBI Laboratory) 

r «SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145-778) 


date: 


3/10/80 


subject: 




f 


5 


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JB0317093 ''P 


]J 

•NORTH__AMERICAN MEN/BOY 

^yO^ocxa^oni 

ET AL 

ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00 : SF 

Enclosed for the Bureau are the original and 
one copy, and for San Francisco, one copy of NAM/BLA 
Bulletin of 2/80, number 2. 

Indianapolis will continue to furnish to Bureau 
and San Francisco, NAM/BLA bulletins as they are received^ 
Leads in this matter are being left to the discretion of 
the San Francisco Division. 







/ 




Z! 

1 1 MAR 



//: * ■ V2 j--«Bureatf (Enc. 2) 

^ - San Francisco (145-1294) (Enc. 1) 
1 - Indianapolis 

I Wo-als^'’ 

(5) 


,0^ 




. , 31980 . 

« - U.S. Savings Bonds Regularly on the Payroll Savings Plan 







UNITED STATES G6V>^'n1®ENT 

Memoraiimm 



UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


^ n 





TO 


FROM 


subject: 




Director, FBI- 
Attention : FBI Laboratory 


SAC, Indianapolis 145-778 


date: 


4/9/80 


NORTH .AMERICAN MAN /BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION- 

ET T — — ' OU417029-5> 

CHILD EXPLOITATION ^ 

00: SF 


Enclosed to the Bureau is the original and one copy 

^ Francisco, one copy of NAMBLA Bulletin 
#3, March, 1980. 

Indianapolis will continue to furnish the Bureau and 
San Francisco NAMBLA Bulletins as they are received- 
leads in this matter are being left to the discrete’ 
ot the San Francisco Division. ■ 


|)- 





'5 


^ Bureau ( encs . 

2 - San Francisco (enc.-l) 
■■ Indianapolis 
MVG-mqc 


1 - 


145-1294 







UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


TO : DIRECTOR> FBI 

I (Attention r FBI Labora tory 

6 Supervisor I 

FROM : SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145-778) (P) 


4/23/80 


Ov^ 

subject: 




iSQE IATION 




NORTH AMERICAN MAN /BOY hOS 
ET AE”™“ 

CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00.:„^.„SaruJlr4tncisco 


Enclosed for the review by the FBI Laboratory, as well as ^ 
for information of San Francisco, is an original communication 
dated 4/1/80, from CSC, Post Office Box 5164, San Diego, California. 

In accordance with leads previously furnished by San Francisco, 
the enclosed item was obtained and is being furnished for action as 
is deemed appropriate. 


Id 






Bureau 

2 - San Francisco C145-1294) (Enc. 1) 
2 - Indianapolis J. riL 

IffiG-dae . I ',lo , ‘ 

Mi Ll \ 


'8JUN2 





jy 0.0. Savings Bonds Regularly on the Payroll Savings Plan 



MAILED 13 


Lab s 15^, ♦« I F or m 

7,52' :v 




LABORATORY 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVEg?GATION 
WASHINGTON, D. C.^^35 


To: SAC, Ihdlanapolis (14S-778) 


Mat X5, 1980 


From.: Director, FBI 

^ORTH AMJSieAN MAll/BOTT 
LOVE A^NiCIATlOMl 

Re:ET ALj 

im’4 (B) - CHILD E^VOITAW^ 
00: San Francisco 


FBI FILE NO. 


LAB. NO. 


145~S920 ■ 

00317093 D SK 


Examination requested by; 


Reference: 


Examination requested: 


Ixidiaaapclis 

Letter date<l 71arch 10, 1930 
DociiBsent 


Remarks: 


Mo additional infonaation is available at the ^ _ 

Laboratory regarding the north Aaierican llan/Boy Love Assooxa-cxon 
other than that which has been previonsly provided xn the 
Laboratory by Indianapolis. 


y^5- s’fA o - 





:-5) my 34 


Pi3 |_ 

Enclosures (2) (2 Lab report! 

r2 “• San Francisco (14S-12940%nclosures (2) (2 I^ab report 

V-7 .. I 



i i 


ill'll 


ADMIHISTRATIVE PAGE 


DIO WO'T INCLIUDE ADMINISIRAXIVE 
PAGE(S) IMFOMAXIO®IJ9 
• 1HVE5TIGAIIVEHHP0RT 




RECORDED 
3/24/80 
ksk* - 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laborotoiy Work Sheet 


3/14/80 


To: SAC/ Indianapolis (145-778) 

7--^ 3 F 


NORTH. AMERICAN MEN/BOY 
LOVE ASSOCIATION; 

ET AL; 

ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00; San Francisco 


Examination requested by: . Indianapolis 


FBI FILE NO. 


LAB. NO. 


YOUR NO. 


Examination by: 


Befetence: 


Examination requested: 


Letter dated March 10, 1980 


Document 


145-5920' 


00317093 D SK 





^pecimns received: March 14, 19 80 

f\/P Item 24 Two photocopies of the NAM/BLA Bulletin for 
February ,, 1280 , dumber two 


<5* ^ 







/y- 













PBI/DOJ 



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- ^ -c- ■ V '^ . 


^ ' # 
.UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMlfOT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


Director, FBI 

Attention: FBI Laboratory 


date: 5/22/80 


\d¥f^SAC, Indianapol: 


145-778 


subject: 




so’ 

. 5 : ^ 
Si o 

(S CTJ 
‘“2 <5(v 


NORTH_AMERICAN MEKy.BQ.Y- 

L0VE~~g??srfrt7a^ 

ITQM (B.-) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: SF ' 


Re IP let to Bureau, 3/1 



,. ' J L Cl C * ^^**'* -***^ 

€>o3/Pd?'3-'i>~rj: 


Enclosed for review by the Bureau are the original 
and one copy; for SF one copy of a letter containing 
NAMBLA Bulletin #4, 5/1980; also enclosed for jbhe 
Bureau is the original and one copy and for SF, one 
copy of NAMBLA Journal #3. 

Indianapolis will continue tbifurnish the Bureau and 
San Francisco printed materials from NAMBLA as they 
are received. 

Leads in this matter are being left to the discretion 
of the San Francisco Division. 


Indianapolis notes that there is going to be 
Saturday, 6/28/80, at New York, and Indianapc 
aware of San Francisco's desires concerning j 
to obtain an invitation to the event. 


;erence 


#at;tempt 


\ / 


- Bureau ( encs . ) 

2 - San Francisco (encs.) 

1 - Indianapolis 

MVG:mqc / 

5 


'4s-s^p(> 




m 

lira. 3 1980 


-—‘Of 



Buy U.S. Savings Bonds Regularly on the Payroll Savings Plan 


IV 




RECORDED' 
6/4/80 
jeb ^ 








FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 


5/23/80 


To: 


SAC, Indianapolis (145-778) 


Re: NORTH AMERICAN MEN/BOY 
LOVE ASSOCIATION; ET AL; 

ITOM (B) - ilflLD EXPLOITATION 

00; San Francisco 


FBI FILE NO. 
LAB. NO. 
YOUR NO. 


145-5920 


I ^ 


00529026 D SK 


Examination requested by: 

1 

Reference: 

Examination requested: 
Specimens received: 

29 


Examination by: 


b6 

b7C 


/i4^ 


Item 30 


ALSO SUBMITTED; 


Indianapolis 

Letter dated May 22, 1980 
■Document 
May 28, 1980 

One NAMBLA JOURNAL, number three whose address is 
P^.O. Box 174, New York, NY 10018 

One "NAMBLA Bulletin" number 4, May 1980 whose 
mailing address is P,0. Box 17b New York, NY 10018 

One photocopy of Items 29 and 30 


2 - San Francisco 


FBJ/DOJ 






REPORT 
^ of the 


I*AB ORATORY 



She, Indlaitapolia (I45-778J 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


WASHINGT^, D. C. 20535 


flay IS, 1980 


Re: HORTH ?»f4ERICAN MAH/BOy 
I*OVE ASSOCXAO?IOH? 

iffsrrj ^ 


BT AL? 

ITCM (B) 


CSIBD EXFI^I'TA'IjIOM 


FBI FILE NO. 
LAB. NO. 


145-5920 - 
00317093 D SR 


Specimens received ^ 

"““**^ *« 

Result of e^aiaination; 

received for previously 

Item 24 is belag retained at the laboratory. 



mailed 15 


♦ratory T/ansmittal Form 




/ 


To: 





/ 







LABORATORY — .jfi 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20535 


37.C, Xr.cli.-uaapolio (1 ’.5-778) 


1^- 


T' 


Jnr\0t 12 , IDm 


From: Director, FBI 




FBI FILE NO. 
LAB. NO. 


Re- :-TOr.TE MA^T/BOY LOVB 

/xr’ociATia:, 

r;T AL; 

ITOM (D) ~ CHILD EXPLOITATIOH 
00 j Oan Francisco 


145-5320 — 

OOttl7Ct.?0 D sr. 
C0430027 D SK 
00507004 D SK 


b2 

b6 

b7C 


Inliajsapolis 

■Lirt/.'l cat.:.?4.Sacc'Tnber 7., 10Y3 and lattors 
Apri.l 9f 1980 and Ap.ril*^5/ 1980 
Docw'.2r.it 



Examination requested by: 
Reference: 

Examination requested: 
Remarks: 


A review of jitaterials available at the Labor ate 
indicate that the North American Nan/Boy Love Association 
(NAMBLA) is a grovip of individuals advocating sex acts betsjeen 
consenting individualn regardless of age or sex. 

According to a San Francisco source the HAMBLA v;afj 
created by hoivosexuals who are primarily boy lovers. The 
MAMBLA is attempting to gain support of boy lovers and other 
groups that are not necessarily hoKtosexaals, both In the 
United States and around the world, who believe that there 
should be no laws concerning adults engaging in ^sex acts w 
cJiildren. 



Enclosures (2) (2 Lab report) 


JUN 12 1980 



2 ” San Francisco (145-1294) Enclosures (2) (2 Lab r eport ) 

2 - Brook lyn-Queens (145-3923) Enclosures (2) (2 Lab report) 

2 - Dcston (145-792) Enclosures (2) (2 Lab report) 

age 1 ' 

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:ab*(10) 


Cii 


MAIL ROOM 



ADMINISTRATIVE PAGE 



DO NOT INCLUDE ADMINISTRATIVE 
5 , PAGE(S) INCr-MATTON IN 

;j 'INVESTIGATIVE REPORT 



251980 




, tfcojas. recei'v^d at the“^^feoratory^ -fpr-. '^s^inination ■ ■ ,_0.: 

in thin- ■rantter consist pirimanily- of -newslotteirs ahQ other,; . 
pphlicatidns rolatih<5' to .thfe activities of ■ the. . .1^:?,,, .. . 

the' fKture, , no. XtaboratoryV'rsports will bo' prepared, regarding. ■ , 

, si^mlssibns of .those typa* of items -tmloss a specific r^tiast ' . 
is made by thb contxibntor* . .Beceiving offices should, however,, 
continne ‘to' subndt ; these -i-tOHis and ntwsiotters in order that 
the .hafodratory files pertaining-' to,- tJie may.be kept;.- ._■ _ 
current. ‘ ' 

” ! '•.•■'Items o.f a pornographic, or.,-..ctb8Cf hd" natup.e-. -which, a're - 
-obtained, ■'dnring the .course - of , invesM^atibns-- 'regarding; the 

should still continue to be s^mitted, for the. Laberatdry , 

. for ©xamination and comparison. with Items' on file in the Laboratory. 










Page 2 ' 

00417029 D SK 


DO NOT; INCLUDE ADRUNISTRAm 
PAGE(S)- . INPOPMATrON IN 
. ■ 'INVESTIGATIVE REPORT . 


^■4^) 







recMvea- Mdy 7, :19S0V ' under cover of . ^ . 

dafc©d\''fecesfc©r- 7f-’ 1$79:/ {00507004/-0 SK):.i;'' ' ■•'-A'’ ■ ■■'' '’■■' '•■ 

•'■ . J' '' ' ^usl®%ter' of;, the Chi^dhocKt .S'ensnality'’ Circle 

■. '. -v ;^ol, ' V, Ko« .5 for.-Ooces^Wr ^79 /,.•: 

. ■ -' 111.90 ■■ . •.' ■ ■ '■■■.: '■ 

'V - One- ^otdcopy -of 'ltem'%#-' ‘■•'V'.-.-" . ; • ■_' ■ 

Result of eHaisinattoB'#' . -•.■.''a-' ' - ‘••'a .. ,/■ 

; 5S0 additional copies Of Itesaa 25 through 2^ have been 

. previouely recei-y^d for exaiainatlon at the t.aboratory. 

, ' itejBs 25 ..through 28. 'are- fieing' retained at 'the- 

Laboratory. ■■'■C ■, 



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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20535 


SAG, Indianapolis (145**778) 


FBI FILE NO. 


Jun© 12, 1980 
14S-5920 



00417029 D SK 
lab.no. 00430027 P SK 
Re- HORTH LOVE 00507004 b SK 

ASSCCIATIOIJ, ■ • 

■ ET ALiS 

ITai (E) “ CHILD EXPLOimiOH 


Specimens received 


Item 25 


April 17, V 1980, imder cover of letter dated 
April 9, 1930 (00417029 D SK) s 

?m?!DLA Bulletin Mimbor iPhree, Harch 1980 


/' 


b6 

b7C 


item 26 Statement by the Horth Ar.5eric.an Man/Boy Love 

Association to th® Oberlin Conference of the 
March on Washington for Lesbian and Oay Rights, 
March 7-9, 1980, and a copy from the Gay Conmmnity 
Mews, October 27, 1979, newspaper article on the 
"ihird HAI©LA Conference Held in Baltimore" 


ALSO SUBiMITIEDs 

Photocopy of each item 25 and 26 

Specimen received April 29, 1980, under cover of letter dated 
l^ril 23, 1980 (00430027 D SK) i 

item 27 Nusletter of the Childhood Sensuality Circle, 

Vol* V, Wo, 6 for February 1980 


Page 3 



(over) 


FBI/ DOJ 



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RECORDED 

i/2/80 

ksk8 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 


4/17/80 


Laborgtoiy Work Sheet 


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To: 


Re: 


SAC, Indianapolis (.14 5-778) 
c s/r <0 i j 

"i 392"i 


NORTH AMERICAN. MAN/BOY ^ LOVE 
ASSOCIATION, 

ET AL; 

ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00: San Francisco 


FBI FILE NO. 
LAB. NO. 
YOUR NO. 


145-5920 


■M) 


00417029 D SK 
I5> 54c 

o<3S’al<^oH "iiS/c 


Examination requested by: 
Reference: 

Examination re que sted: 


Indianapolis 
Letter dated April 
Document 


Specimens received: 

25 

/i/^Item 26 



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April 17, 1980 

NAMBLA Bulletin Number Three, March 1980 

Statement by the North American Man/Boy Love 
Association to the Oberlin Conference of the 
March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, 
March 7-9, 1980, and a copy from the Gay 
Community News, October, 27, 1979, newspaper 
article on the "Third NAMBLA Conference Held 
in Baltimore 


ALSO SUBMITTED : 

Photocpy of each item. 25 and 26 









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5/8/80 FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 4/29/80 

ksk* UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet f 


To: SAC, Indianapolis tl45-778) 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE 
ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) ; 

ET AL; 

ITOM (B) CHILD EXPLOITATION 


FBI FILE NO. 


145-5920 — 


LAB. NO. 


00430027 D SK 


■ YOUR NO. CJ <<:? */ / ^ 


00: San Francisco 


Examination by: 


Examination requested by: 
Reference: 

Examination requested: 


Indianapolis 

Letter dated April 23, 1980 
Document 



Specimens received; 

Item 27 


April 29, 1980 

N(Ji 

fitea^slatter of the Childhood Sensuality Circle, Vol, 
No. 6 for February 1980 


V. 


.b6 

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FSI/DOJ 



7-2 


RECORDED 

5/15/80 

ab* 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Loboratoiy Work Sheet 


5/7/80 


SAC, Indianapolis (145-778) 


North American Man/Boy Love 

Rg. Association (NAMBLA) 

Box 331, Kenmore Station, 
Boston, Massachusetts, 
dba c/o Gay Activists Alliance, 
P.O. Box 2, Village Station, 

New York, New York; 

ITOM (B) - CHILD 
EXPLOITATION 

Examination requested by: Indianapolis 


FBI FILE NO. 145-592 0- , 2-jO 


LAB. NO. 


YOUR NO. 


Examination by: 


00507004 D SK 


■ oo <-// Tat :f 


Reference: 


Examination requested: 


Specimens received: May 7, 19 80 

28 Nusletter of the Childhood Sensuality Circle, 
Vol. V, No. 5 for December 1979 


Airtel dated December 7, 1979 


Document 


ALSO SUBMITTED: 


One photocopy of Item 28 




FBl/DOJ 




a UNCLAS E F T 0 
□ UNCLAS ' 


n«tP 6/17/80 


From 


Director, FBI 

Attention : FBI Laboratory 

SAC, Indianapolis 145-778 


•^QR.TH-AMERICA M,.MAN/BOY LOV E-AaSDC IAZIgN 
(NAMBLA,)_ 

P. 0~ BOZ 174 

IT0li" (B) :- CHILD EXP 
'00: SF • “ - ‘ 


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Enclosed for the Bureau are the original and one copy qf 
NAMBLA-- BULLETIN #5, JUNE, 1980; one copy enclosed for 
San Fria?ncisco. 

“ Q>u 

A review of the NAMBLA Bulletin reveals that contained 

therein, dated June 4, 1980, an invitation to the Fourth 
Conference on Man/Boy Love, New York City, June 28, 1980. 

Inasmuch as San Francisco is Office of Origin in connection 
with this investigation, leads are being left to the discretion 
of the San Francisco Division-. ^ , 



Bureau (encs.-2)^ 

2 - San Francisco (encs.-l) 
2 - Indianapolis 
MVG-mqc 
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Approved: 


5.9JUL9 1980 


Transmitted 


(Number) (Time) 


Wm 


FBI/d. 






RECORDED 

6/25/80 

jeb 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 6/20/80 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 


SAC, Indianapolis (145-778) 


FBI PILE NO. 145-5920 

NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 

T A ^ ^ 


■ (NAMBLA) 

Re; E . 0. BOX 174 
MIDTOWN STATION 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK 10018; 
ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00: San Francisco 


Examination requested by: Indianapolis 


LAB. NO. 00620062 D SK 


YOUR NO. 


Examination by; 


Reference: 


Airtel dated June 17, 1980 


Examination requested: DOCUIUent 


Specimens received: 

/t-^tem 31 
32 




Ttem 33 


June 20, 1980 

NAMBLA Bulletin number 5, June, 1980 

Invitation to the Fourth Conference on 
Man/Boy Love, New York City, June 28, 1980 

Announcement of an open forum entitled 
"Homosexual Relationship Between Youths and 
Adults" Time and location are 7:30 PM, 

The Mellenium Theatre, 66 E. 4th St. 

(Near 2nd Ave . ) * 


ALSO SUBMITTED: 


One photocopy of items 31 and 33 


2 - San Francisco 


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«1D IN DIAS RP0.1S IEEE -fnCtS ARE AWARE, SAN FRANCISCO 

,3 ,IHE BBREAB and H— ,, DOVER <^> , 
HflS A CONnDENHAL bURCEIHA ^ CONSTANI 

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UNCLAS^, 


^a.UE lU CASES IM\iDLV114G THE SEXUAL EXPIDITAIION OF CHILDREN., v 
IH IS SAN FRANCISCO SOURCE will! . 


SOURCE WILL ATTEND A PIBLIC FCRiM DURING EVENING OF JUNE 
24, I960, AT THE MILLEN lUM, 66 E. 4TH STREET NEAR 2ND AVENUE, 

IN NEW YCRK C ITY REGARDING HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP S BETWEEN 
YOUTHS AND ADULTS. , , ^ 

ON JUJE 28, 1960, SOURCE WILL ATTEND THE NAMBLA CONFERENCE 

' f ' ■ * 

AT THE PSiFffiPl IN G GARAGE, 33 WOO ^>TER STREET, NEW YORK CITY, 

AND PARTY AFTERWARDS IN MANHATTAN . ' i 

UtADS. NEW YCRK. AT N EW YCRK C ITY . WILL CONDUCT DISCREET 
SURVEIUANCE ON JUNE 28 , 1 980 AT THE LOCATION OF THE PERFORMING 
GARAGE, 33 WOOSTER STREET, P lOTGGRAP HINQ, IF POSSIBLE, BOY 
LOVERS Ca.S) OR JUVEN ILES ATTENDING THE C ONFERENC E AND OBTAINING 
LICENSE PIAIES FOR IDENHFKATToN PURPOSES. 

SAM FRANCISCO. AT SAN FRANCISCO, G^IFORNIA, WILL PROVIDE 
THE BUREA U AND RECEIVING OFFICES WITH AN Y ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 
DEVa.OPED BY SOURCE UPON HIS RETURN TO SAN FRANC ISCO.BT 






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TO DIRECTOR ROUTINE 
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SAN FRANCISCO (U5-12S4) ROUTINE 


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UNCLAS 

!> ATTESTION FBI LABOBATORV , on MX 17A. 

»BRIH A«I0AN «ANiBOY . • 

BP IP aIRIEL TO BIRECIOR, FBI. APRIL 25. IBB®*. 

1 • T« 4U1RE SAN FRANCISCO HAS BEEN CONDBCIING 

' AS' THE BUREAU IS AWARE, SAN ^ ^ 

.r apttutties of the north AI^RICAN 
iroesiibaiion in regarb to the activities of ^ 

. i-iirrENTLY HEADRUARTEREB at NEU YORK 

MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION, currently HSAUHUH 

: 1 1 1 * • / ' * . 


5- §Uo 


CITY. 7 7 )'• TT^ ■■' 

EECEIVEB at INDIANAPOLIS CONTAINING AN INVITATION TO M 
CONFERENCE ON MAN/BOY LOVE, NEW YORK CITY, JUNE 28, .jy 


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INDIANAPOLIS IS FURNISHING THE BUREAU AND INTERESTED OFFICES 
A COPY OF THE INVITATION WHICH WAS RECEIVED AT INDIANAPOLIS 
ADDRESSED TO I 


AS SAN FRANCISCO IS AWARE, 


IS A pseudonym 


FOR SPECIAL AGENT 


WHO HAS CORRESPONDED WITH 


NAMBLA AT THE REQUEST OF SAN FRANCISCO# 

IN VIEW OF INTEREST OF SAN FRANCISCO AND POTENTIALLY 
NEW YORK IN PROVIDING COVERAGE IN THIS MATTER, INDIANAPOLIS 
IS FURNISHING THE TEXT OF THE INVITATION TO SAN FRANCISCO AND 
NEW YORK BY FACSIMILE. 

INDIANAPOLIS DOES NOT INTEND, TO EXECUTE FURTHER INVESTIGATION 
CONCERNING THE FOURTH CONFERENCE ON MAN^BOY LOVE IN THE ABSENCE 
OF SPECIFIC REQUESTS FROM EITHER NEW YORK OR SAN FRANCISCO. 

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(Rfev-r-6-23-78) 

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PRECEDENCE: 
□.Immediate 
□ Priority 
I I Routine 


CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

i O CONFIDENTIAL 
, □ UNCLAS E F T 0 
UNCLAS - 


DliRECTOR, FBI (145-5920) 


FROM; 


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NEW YORK 


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SUBJECT ;‘*^NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVERS ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) , 

P.O. BOXM74 \ 

MIDTOWN STATION \ 

new YORK 10018 

CHILD EXPLOITATION , I ' 

ReSFteletype to the Director/ 6ate6^b/20/^.--^^r^ 

Enclosed for the Bu and SF are Jr8"pictures ^ / i, 
various individuals who attende^this conference. As fof | \ A 
this date, these individuals have not been identified.! i 
Also enclosed for the—Bu and SF are various publicati^s , 
and litert^re available at this conference. 

For the information of receiving offices, the 
North American Man/Boy Lovers Association (NAMBLA) conference 
was held in NYC on 6/28/80 at the Performing Garage, 33 
Wooster Street, New York, New York. There was approximately 
100 male individuals in attendance at this conference. 

The program started at approximately 8:30 AM and ended at 
approximately 6:00 PM. The program for the NAMBLA confererjosj 
went as foll<J^§TrN. , , ^aLk 



^T- Bureau 

■U - Boston (145 /t92) 

1 - Indianapolis (145-778) 

1 - San Francisco (145-1294) 

1 - New York . IPk 

JTD: jxl ^ /. 






jg JUL 25 1980 






Transmitted ^^" Per '• 

" (Number) (Time) 

<^U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE; 1980-305-750/5402 




NY 145-3923 

8:30 AM, coffee, doughnuts, registration. 

9:30 AM, panel; The Pleasures and Problems of 
Being a Boy Lover. 

10:30 AM, small group discussions. 

11:30 AM, general round-up of discussions. 

12:00 PM, lunch break. 

1:30 PM, coffee half hour. 

2:00 PM, panel. Boys Loving Older Men j^g 

b7C 

3:00 PM, small group discussions. 

4:00 PM, rap up session. 

4:30 to 6:30 PM, business meeting. 

1. Reports on and the position of NAMBLA in the 
gay community and on the attacks on boy lovers. 

2. Elections and policy decisions. 


Dinner break. 

9:00 PM, social party to be held at: 



New York, New York (the occupant of this apartment 
will be later provided to the receiving offices) 




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JTV 




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NY 145-3923 


The above mentioned conference dealt mainly with 
the social and legal problems encountered by the NAMBLA 
members. Among those in attendence were the following; 


(employee on the "Fag Rag") 


LEAD 


16 

b7C 


- NEW YORK 

AT NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Upon receipt of license 
plate checks, this information, will be provided to receiving 
officers. 




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Item 42 


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Item 43 


Photocopy of the route and order of march for the Eleventh 
Annual Lesbian and Gay Pride March sponsored by the 
Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee 

Photocopy of "The Gay Paper for July 1980" published by 
Gay Community Center of Baltimore 




tern 44 


Photocopy of Semiotext (E) Special entitled "LOVING BOYS" 
large type series for people with unlimited vision 


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RECORDED 

10/28/80 

ksk* 


FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 


Laboratory Work Sheet 



10/27/80 


To: AD.IC, New York (145-3923) 


FBI FILE NO. 


145-5920 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVERS 
ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) , 

P.O. BOX 174 

MIDTOWN STATION 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018; 

ITOM (B) 

CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00; San Francisco 



Examination requested by: 
Reference: 


New York 

Airtel dated July 24, 


lab.no. 01027126 D SK 

YOUR NO. 


Examination by: 



1980 


Examination requested: DoCUIUent 


b6 

b7C 


Specimens received: October 27, 1980 


Item 34 


Photocopy of an eight-page report from the "PAIDON 
EROS" which is a research and scholarly segment of 
NAMBLA 


Item 35 
j^fltem 36 


^Item 37 


Photocopy of "The LAMBDA" Vol. II, No. 24 for, 

March 5, 1979 

Two photocopies of one sheet entitled "NAMBLA" 
sub-titled "Man-Boy Love and the Spirit of Stonewall 
Rebellion" . , 

Photocopy of advertisement for a book entitled "KEVIN" 
available from St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Ave., 

N.Y. 10010 



Item 38 


Photocopy of Statement of the North American Man/Boy 
Love Association, New York City, Lesbian and Gay Pride 
March, June 29, 1980 


Item 39 
Item 40 

MV 


i: 


terns 4 1 


Photocopy of the "NAMBLA JOURNAL, NUMBER THREE" 

Photocopy of Invitation to the Fourth Conference on 
Man/Boy Love, New York City, June 28, i960, dated 
June 4, 1980 with schedule of events 

Photocopy announcing an open forum entitled "Homosexual 
Relationship Between Youths and Adults" 




Page 1 


(over) 


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TRAl^SMIT VIA: 
I I Teletype 
I I Facsimile 
□ Airtel 




PRECEDENCE: 
I I Immediate 
I I Priority 
I I Routine 


CLASSIFICATION; 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T 0 

□ UNCLAS 

T^_._ 847/80 


Di :^t6r r FBf 1 II'5-'5 ? To") ' 


FROM: 


ADIC, NEW YORK (145-3923) (RUC) (#M-12) 


SUBJECT; NORTH AMERICAN MAN/.B OY 

LOVERS ASSOCIATIO N (NAMBLA), 

POST “ offi ce B^X*174,“ ' “ 

HiDTOWN^STia:J,ANr^’“^ 

NEW YORK., NEW- YORK , 1.0.018 ' 

ITOM (B); CHILD EXPLOITATION ^ 

(00: SF),, 

>5 C-/? 'A/*/- 

ReNYairtel to the Director, dated 7/24/80. 

The following license plates were recorded on 6/28/80, 
at the Performing Garage, 33 Wooster Street, New York, New York: 

1. New York License Plate 278-MWB, registered to 


2. New Jersey License Plate YSF-469, regigtered to 


New Jersey License Plate 539-HHW, registered to 


^2)-Bureau 

2-Boston (145-192) 
2-Indianapolis (145-778) 
2-San Francisco (145-1294) 
1-New York 


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(10) 






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(Number) 


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☆ U.S. GOVERNMENt PRINTING OFFICE: 1980-305-750/5402 


NY 145-3923 


Viz 4. Connecticut License Plate WU-8945, r egistered to 

Indiana License Plate 2B8747, register ed to 

6. California License Plate 597-ZDH, registered to 
the Peninsula Finance Corporation, Post Office Box 561, Palo Alto 
California. 


A New York Indices fori 

I and [ 

provided negative results. 


Inasmuch as all leads in this matter have been completed 
this case is being RUC'd. 









i5 jr* ^^UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

Memorandum 


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


TO ^ : Director, FBI 145-5920 


FROM :t SAC, Indianapolis 145-778 


date: 8/22/80 




subject: L^ORTH AM ERICAN MAN/BOY ft 1 ^ 7 U O ^ / 

COVr~A~gSr)CI ATIQ N (NAMBLA) U - 

P. 0. BOX 174 
MIDTOWN STATION 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK 10018 

'IT0M-(B)”CHIIiD”EXPL01TAT'I0N- 

00:-sp 

se/?^2^ 

Re IP AT Bureau, 6/17/80. 

Enclosed for the Bureau are the original and one-eopy of 
NAMBLA Bulletin #6, 7/1980, one copy enclosed/for SI^, 

& I 

Inasmuch as SF is 00 in connection with this Unve^igation, 
leads are being left to discretion of SF. \ % \ 



- Bureau (encs.-2)/^ 

- San Francisco (enc.-l) 

- Indianapolis 
MVG:mqc 

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SEP 



03 SEP S 1980 



■^41980, 

Buy (J.S. Savings Bonds Regularly on the Payroll Savings Plan 


RECORDED 

10/28/80 

ksk* 


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•• 

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 





10/27/80 


To: SAC, Indianapolis (145-778) 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY 
LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 

P. 0. BOX 174 
MIDTOWN STATION 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK 10018; 
ITOM (B) CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00: San Francisco 


FBI FILE NO. 145-5920-^^^ 

lab.no. 01027038 D SK 


YOUR NO. ^ 

Examination by: ^ 

' y-i-Vo 


Examination requested by: Indianapolis 

Reference: Letter dated August 22, 1980 

i 

Examination requested: DOCUIUent 

Specimens received: October 27, 1980 

^J^ltexci 46 Original of NAMBLA Bulletin No. 6, July 1980 
ALSO SUBMITTED; 

One photocopy of item 01 


b6 

b7C 


FBt/DOJ 



§ □ □ 


TRAN^T VIA: 
Teletype 
Facsimile 


FBI 


PRECEDENCE: 
I I Immediate 
I I Priority 
Q Routine 


IJ' 


CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 
a UNCLAS E F T 0 

□ UNCLAS 

Date 



Director, FBI 145-5920 
SAC, Indianapolis 145-778 


4oRTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 
(NAMBLA) 

P. 0. BOX 174 
MIDTOWN STATION 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018 
ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: SF 

S 

Re NY AT to Bureau, 7/24/80/ NY AT to Bureau, 8/29/80. 

As the Bureau is aware, referenced NY communication, 
7/24/80, reported results of surveillance conducted 
regarding a conference of NAMBLA held at New York 
City, 6/28/80, at the Performing Garage, 33 Wooster 
St., New York, New York. 

Additionally, on 8/29/80, New York reported that one 
Indiana license plate 2B8747, registered to 


was located in the vicinity of the Performing Garage, 

For information of the Bureau and receiving offices, 
in vestigation condu cted at Ft. Wa yne, Indiana, by 
SaF I. revealed that f ' 


of the vehicle noted by NY is 


characterized as 


[ 


which can be 


registrar^t 


- Bureau 
2 - New York 
2 - San Francisco 
2 - Indianapolis 
MVGrmqc 



be 

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SEP 22 -£30 



A pproved ; ^ 


(Number) 


(Time) 


aU,S, GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: 1 980^305»7!^0/^dO? 





I ■ ^xtreme% weal iiidividual and is 

within h^ home community. 


lHdi4,|iapolls has not disseminated information 
.cgnco^ing ] | or _his activit ies- and does not 

Conteni|late interview of | [ without a specif ic . - 
quest from San Prancispo. However, in light of ' 
investigation executed New York, the following • 
l 6 ads are being set fbrth% 

Newiiork - At New York City ., 4 ’ 

‘ Of individuals attending . 

as ^iSGussed in 7/24/80 
communication for use by Indianapolis to 

au»”jirtS , - 

manner in 

w mpn sur veillance connected vehicle registered 

ha vp vehicle noteid to 

Gonference * a^ftendee of the NAl»IBLA 

, W - 

^ . n Fraacisco - At San F rancisco . Calif orhlW 

Interview- of j 

interview^ 

Indianapolis - At Ihdiariapol is .; Indiana 

B^sL T?anM^i ® decision ; ' • 

investigation in Ills '*""*“* •wrf.P'.i*** 






AIRTEL 

DATE: liijr g 


R, FBI (145-5920) 


YORK (145-3923) (RUG) (M-9) 


SUBJECT; NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 

PO BOX 174 ■ - . - 

MIDTOWN STATION 
NY, NY, 10018 

ITOM (B) -CHILD EXPOLITATION 
(00:SF) 



IP, 


RelPairtel to the Bu, 
dated 9/24/80. 


S 

dated 9/19/80 and NYtel call to 


Enclosed for Indianapolis are various photographs taken 
of individuals attenting the NAMBLA conference held at NYC on 
5/28/30 at the "Performing Garages", 33 Wooster Street, NY, NY. 


b6 

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For the informati on of receiving o 
plate 2B8747 registered to | | 

vicinity of the above mentioned meeting. I 
NY has no direct evidence linking the indiv 
that vehicle to the NAMBLA conference held 
Garage”. A check of NY surveillance notes 
plate to be 2B8747, beige-cream colored Old 
license plates were reco. . on vehicles i 
of the above mentioned meeting. It should 
possible individuals in these vehicles did 
mentioned conference . 


ffices, the license 
was recorded in the 
t i s to be noted tha 
idual connected with 
at the "Performing 
revealed the Indiana 
smobile 88. The 
n the immediate area 
be noted that it is 
not attend the above 


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completed, this case is being RUC*d. 


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To 


Director, FBI Y145-5920J) Date 12y 10/80 

(Attn: FBI L’^Borat^ry, Document Section) 


From 


.SAC, Indianapolis (I45B-778X (P) 


Subject 


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North American Man /Boy Love _ Asso.c iatian.^* 
CNAMBfeAT 


P.O/ Box 174 


Midtown , -Station 

New Yo^,jCity,.,,„ New York 10018 

ITOM-Cbild Exploitation 


0121701 " 


00: SF 



Enclosed are the original and one copy of 
NAMBLA Bulletins #7 and 8 as well as a letter postmarked 
November, 1980;; one copy of each item enclosed for 
San Francisco and Boston. 


Inasmuch as San Francisco is 00 in connection 
with this investigation, leads are being left to the 
discretion of San Francisco. 














2 - Boston (Ehc. 3) 
2 - Indianapolis 


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RECORDED 

1/7/81 

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 




12/17/80 



To: SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


North American Man/Boy Love 
Association (NAMBLA) 

‘ P.O. Box 174 
Midtown Station 
New York City, New York 10018; 
ITOM - Child Exploitation 

00: San Francisco 

Examination requested by: Indianapolis 


FBI PILE NO. 
LAB. NO. 
YOUR NO. 


145—5920 — 

01217012 D SK 


Examination by: 


Reference: 


Letter dated December 10/ 1980 


Examination requested: Document 

Specimens received: December 17/ 1980 

47 NAMBLA Bulletin No. 8 for Oct. 1980 


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Item 48 


/U^^tem 49 
50 


Draft Constitution For The North American Man/Boy 
Love Association 


Invitation To The 4th National N. A. M.B.L. A. Conference 
NAMBLA Bulletin No. 9 for Nov. 1980 
ALSO SUBMITTED: 

One photocopy of item 47 through item 50 




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To 





DIRECTOR, FBI ( 145-5920) Date l/5/8i 

(Attention: FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 


/ SAC, INDIANAPOLIS ( 145B-778) ( P) 

(a Oj If 


Subject : 


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fo rth Ame r ican Man/Boy Love Association 
(NAMBLA') 

iLt 0 — ^Bqx^-1-74. - > 

Midt own. Station ^ 4 n 

N©w**^or-k-‘Ci%y.j ' New iOOiS 1 U 1 U 

ITOM^.j^ CHI^ EXPLOJTATION.-.^...^^ 
doT San Francisco ^ 


S s./?' 30 

Re Indianapolis letter to the Bureau, 12/10/80. 

Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is NAMBLA News , Issue Number 4, 
December/ January , 1981, published at Boston, Massachus etts. The 
enclo sure was received at Indianapolis, Indiana, by SA l 
I I on 12/18/80, and is not being furnished Boston and San Franc'i^cO- 
inasmuch as the document is of a large-sized newspaper format , and^ ' 
cannot be readily copied at Indianapolis. Inasmuch as San Francisco 
is Office of Origin in connection with this investigation, leads are 
being left to the discretion of San Francisco , following receipt of 
analysis of the document by the FBI Laboratory. 



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To: SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 

FBI FILE NO. 145-5920-^/ 

North American Man/Boy Love lab.no. 10108016 D SK 

Association (NAMBLA) 

P . 0 . Box 174 YOUR NO. 

Midtown Station 

New York City, New York 10018; 

ITOM - CHILD EXPLOITATION Examination by: 

00: San Francisco 
Examination requested by: indianapolis 

Reference: Letter dated January 5, 1981 

Examination requested: Document 

Specimens received; January 8, 1981 

^j^;^^Item 51 One copy of NAMBLA NEWS, Issue #4 Dec. 1980/Jan. 1981 
copyright by the North American Man/Boy Love 
Association 



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Memorandum^ 


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To 


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From 




DIRECTOR, FBI (145-5920) Date 1/15/81 

(Attention: FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 


SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145B-778) (P) 


Subject : 


O 



North American Man /Bov Love Ass oclat ion 
(NAMBLA) 

P. 0. Box 174 
Midtown Sta.tion 
New York City, New York 10018 
ITOM - CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: San Francisco 




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se/?.3/ 

Re Indianapolis letter to the Bureau, 1/5/81. 

Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is NAMBLA Bulletin , Number 10, 
of December, 1980. A copy of the bulletin is being furnished to 
San Francisco. Leads are being left to the discretion San Francisco. 


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Bureau (Enc. 1) 

\2 - San Francisco (Enc. 1) 
'2 - Indianapolis 


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RECORDED 

2/2/81 

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 


Laborotory Work Sheet 


1/27/81 


To; SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


FBI FILE NO. 145-5920 

North American Man/Boy Love lab.no, 10127077 D SK 

Association (NAMBLA) 

®’P.O. Box 174 YOURNO. 

Midtown Station 

New York City, New York 10018; 



Item 52 NAMBLA Bulletin mamber 10 for# Dec. 1980 published by 
NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, New York, 

New York, 10018 



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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (145B-5920) 


FROM 




SAN FRANCISCO (145B-1294) (RUC) (SQD 7) 


SUBJECT: ^NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY^ 

LOVE ASS6cTAfrON~CNAMBLA) 

' ""pTO. box 17'4 ' 

MIDTOWN STATION 
NEW YORK, NEW. YORK 10018 
ITOM (B) - CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: New York 


It should be noted that the office of, origin has 
been changed from San Francisco to New York. 

Enclosed for New York are twenty-five (25) articles 
of printed matter that pertain to NAMBLA that have been 
received by San Francisco. 

ADMINISTRATIVE : 

The office of origin has been changed from 
San Francisco to New York as a result of the following 
developments: 




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a) NAMBLA has permanently headquartered their 
organization in New York City; 

b) San Francisco’s source who was in a position 
to provide on-going information from NAMBLA 
conferences and activities is no longer in 
that position; 

Bureau 

Indianapolis (145B-778) 

New York (145B-3923) (Enc. 25) 

San Francisco 


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c) The New York Office has developed good source 
coverage of NAMBLA's conferences and activities; 

d) The San Francisco case Agent has been transferred 
to Las Vegas. 

During contacts with ! I in the latter part of 

1980, source stated that the following individuals are connected 
to NAMBLA: 


1 ) 

2 ) 


used for 
young as 
a strong 


Source advised that 


residence has been 


a party following an NAMBLA conference wher e bovs as 
14; years Of age were in attendance and that | 

NAME LA menib e r . 


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CASE OBJECTIVE 


San Francisco began the investigation o f NAMBLA on 
5/15/79, as a result of information received from | ~| - 

The objective is to identify as many members of NAMBLA, 
their associates, and victims as possible, as NAMBLA believes 
in having sex with juvenile boys at any age , as long as the boy 
is a willing participant. 

Source information disclosed that NAMBLA members are 
"boy lovers" (BL) , that many members transport young boys inter- 
state for purposes of sex, and that many take photographs of 
their boys in the nude or having sexual acts and send them 
through the U.S. Mail with letters to each other. 

Furthermore, several BLs set up boys for sexual pur- 
poses for visiting BLs or make arrangements for a boy to travel 
to another BL's residence. 


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SF 14 SB -12 9 4 
RTY/vdj 


A secondary objective is to develop individual cases 
on BLs who have been identified for violations of the Sexual 
Exploitation of Children laws passed. 2/6/78 . 


Hopefully, these objectives could be accomplished 
without NAMBLA recognizing that their organization was under 
investigation. 


New York should be aware that Indianapolis is on 
the NAMBLA mailing list and receives NAMBLA 's reg ular mailings. 


will be in a 


Also, that San Francisco expects that 

position in the future to further benefit this investigation. 


San Francisco has not recommended that any individuals 
attending the NAMBLA conferences be interviewed by Agents, so 
as not to reveal this investigation. 

New York may consider having certain members inter- 
viewed in regard to an investigation regarding another NAMBLA 
member, but in no way mentioning NAMBLA or knowledge that both 
individuals involved are NAMBLA members. 

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INDIANAPOLIS 

AT INDIANAPOLIS , INDIANA . Will continue to be active 
on the NAMBLA mailing list and provide New York with all mailings 
and pertinent information. 

NEW YORK 

AT NEW YORK, NEW YORK . Will direct captioned investi- 
•gation and keep FBIHQ, Indianapolis, San Francisco, and other 
appropriate offices apprised of developments regarding this 
investigation. 

SAN FRANCISCO 

AT SAN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA . Although San Francisco 
has placed this case in an RUC status, San Francisco will provide 
New York with any pertinent information that may develop as a 
result of San Francisco investigations. 




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From 


Subject : 


Director, FBI 
Attention : FBI Lab 

Document Section 
SAC, Indianapoli s 145B-77 8 


Date 3/6/81 




»M^N/BOXLQVEJ^m^ 


(NAMBLA) 

PO BOX 174 

mxdSS^T^atjjdn 

JJEXJ.QRK 10018 
IIEQM - CHILD E XPLOI TATION 
00: SF " - “ - «- - 


1031306D'> 


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Re IP let to the Bureau , 


Enclosed for the FBI Lab is NAMBLA Bulletin, Volumeii#2, 
No. -1, January/February, 1981. A copy of the bulletin 
is being furnished SF. 

Leads are being left to the discretion of San Francisco. 


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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 


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3/12/81 


To: SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


h 

FBI FILE NO. 145-5920 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE 
ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 

PO BOX 174 
MIDTOWN STATION 

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK 10018 
ITOM - CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00: San Francisco 

Examination requested by: Indianapolis 

Reference: Letter dated March 

Examination requested: DoClUlient 


LAB. NO. ^ 10313060 D SK 

YOUR NO. 

Examination by: 





Specimens received: March 12, 1981 

/uTltem 53 NAMBLA Bulletin, Volume #2, No. 1 for January/Febfuary , 
— 1981 published by NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, 

New York, N.Y. 10®18 


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Memorandum 




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To 


Date 



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DIRECTOR, FBI 

(Attention: FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 

SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (llSBs SZS) (P) ^ 


10410079 


ORTH AMERICAN MAN /■BOY, L OVE ASSOCIATION 

^ __ 

P-O- RQ^ 174 
_.Midtown_Sj:^t.iQ n 

00 ; New York 

Re Indianapolis letter to the Bureau, 3/6/81. 

Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is an original copy of NAMBLA 
Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 2, March, 1981. A copy of the Bulle^,i-n 
is being furnished New York and San Francisco. 

Leads are being left to the discretion of New York 




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- Bureau (Enc. l]r 
1 - New York (145B-3923) (Enc. 1) 

/r^ - San Francisco (145B-1294) (Enc, 

- Indianapolis 



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FBI FILE NO. 145-5920 

lab.no. 10410079 D SK 

YOUR NO. 

Examination by: 

00: New York 

Examination requested by: NeW York 

Reference: Letter dated April 2, 1981 

Examination requested: Document 

Specimens received: April 10, 1981 



NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY 
LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 
Re:p.0. Box 174 
Midtown Station 
New York City, New York 10018; 
ITOM - CHILD EXPLOITATION 



NAMBLA Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 2 for March 1981, 
ipublished by NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, 
New York, N.Y. 10018 


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CLASSIFICATION: 

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□ UNCLAS E F T 0 

□ UNCLAS 

Date 5/15/81 


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DIRECTOR, FBI 

(Attention: FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 


m 


JFROM SAC, Iiro iA NAPOLIS (14 5B- 778 ) (P) 

4qRTIL-A MERICAN MEN/BOYv 10527125, 

.LOV E. AS&^ IATION (NAjfel^ .) . jj 

‘Mia’tbwff'^t^ion ) 

H#:ltcij£;:city ; York 10Q18 ^ I • 

ITOM - CHILD EXPjWlTA^ON ' y^: 

00: New York ^ 

Re Indianapolis letter to Bureau, 

Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is an original copy of 
NAMBLA Bulletin, Volixme II, Number Three, April, 1981. A 
copy of the bulletin is being furnished to New York and, 

San Francisco. 

Leads are being left to the discretion of New York. 


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1 - New York (145B-3923) (Enc. 1) 

1 - San Francisco (145B-1294) (Enc. 1) 

2 - Indianapolis 


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DIRECTOR, FBI Date 8/4/81 

(Attention: FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 




From 


SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145B-778) (P) 

Subject C^ORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 
PtJST“OFFICE‘“B-OX'T.W 


.NEW YORK. NEW YORIC 10018 
ITOM - CHILD EXPLOITATION 


i081id§6 

00: NY 

Re Indianapolis airtel to the Bureau, and 

Indianapolis letter to New York, 6/30/81. 




5 : 


Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is an original copy of 
NAMBLA Bulletin Number Four, May, 1981, and NAMBLA Bulletin, 
Volume Two, Nvunber Five, of June, 1981, which were received at 
Indianapolis on 6/24/81 and 7/24/81, respectively. Copies of 
the bulletins are being furnished to New York. 

Indianapolis has not as yet received a response 
request, 6/30/81, whether the New York Division desir! 
Indianapolis to pay requested dues for continuation o 
membership in NAMBLA. 

'As the enclosed items reveal, Indianapolis has again been 
requested for membership dues . -?3 




LEADS 


NEW YORK DIVISION 


At New York, New York 

Advise Indianapolis whether dues should be paid and 
investigation should be continued. 



FBI/ DOJ 


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RECORDED 
8/17/81 
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 


8/11/81 


To: SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE 
ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 

POST OFFICE BOX 174 
MEDTOWN STATION 
new' YORK, NEW YORK 10018; 
ITOM - CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00; New York 


FBI FILE NO. 


LAB. NO. 


YOUR NO. 


145-5920 


10811066 D SK 




Examination by: 




Examination requested by: N©W YOiCk 


Reference: 


Examination requested: 


Specimens received: 


Letter dated August 4, 1981 


Document 


August 11, 1981 


^^;>'Item 56 Vol. 2, No. 4, of the NAMBLA Bulletin for May 19 81, 

from NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, New York, 
New York 10018 

I tern 57 Renewal notice 

Item 58 A brochure on Introducing North American Man/Boy Love 
Association 

^^^Item 59 Vol. 2, No. 5, of the NAMBLA Bulletin for June 1981, 
from NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown , Station, New York, 
New York 10018 

yt;!^ritem 60 Renewal notice 

^(j,^r1ctem 61 One-page paper of Various News headlines 


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Date 8/11/81 . 


si 


TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (145-5920) 

(Attention: OrgarTized Crime Section 

FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 

m(^: SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145B-778 ) (P) 

NbRTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY-LOVE^ASSOlCIATION 

tmica y 

POST OFFICE BOX 1.74 
JilDTOWN,, STATION 
•NEl?^^ YORK , _NEW_-YORK.^ -.10018 
“ITOM ^ 

’TCHI LD, EXPLOITATION. 

00: New York 



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\ Re New York letter to Indianapolis, 7/28/81; 

U Indianapolis letter to the Bureau, 8/4/81 

Enclosed for the FBI Labor atory is an original copy of a 
letter directed to I I . with enclosures thereto, which 

was received at Indianapolis 8/4/81. A copy of the letter is 
being furnished to the Organized Crime Section for information. 

Two copies of the letter are being furnished to the New York 
Division. 

For Information of New York and the Bureau, the enclosure 
contains numerous references to the FBI and its so-called attemp;^ 
to undermine and harass NAMBLA members. ; 







Bureau (Enc. 2) 

New York (145B-3923) 


(Enc. 2) 

2 - Indianapolis 








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Approved: 








Transmitted 


(Number) 







It is also apparent from the content of the corranunication that 
Indianapolis activities related to this investigation have not been 
discerned by the managers of NAMBLA. 

In accordance with New York's request, Indianapolis will renew 
NAMBLA membership and will continue to submit copies of correspondence 
which is received. 


LEADS 


INDIANAPOLIS 


At Indianapolis , Indiana 


Renew membership in NAMBLA, utilizing name[| 


and. 


thereafter, furnish items of correspondence to Bureau and New York 
as they are received. 


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DIRECTOR, FBI (145-59201 Date ^ 

(Attention: /“Organized Crime Section 

FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 
SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145 B-778 ) (P) 


Subject' : 


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'NORTH^MERICAN MAN / BOY LO VE ASSOCIATION 
(NAMBLA) 

POST QS2XCE_BQX_1.7^ 

M I DTOWN STATION . \ 1 (: 9 1 : 

NE W YORK . _NEW .^JQRK „ 10018 
JTOM > 

chTliT exploitation ^ . 

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Re New Ycirk airtel., 8/11/81. 




Enclosed for^^^felfe FBI Laboratory is an origi nal copy of NAMBLA 
News #5 . Fall, 1981 Issue, which was directed to l I receivec 

at Indianapolis 8/31/81. A copy of the NAMBLA^ News #5 is being 
furnished to the Organized Crime Section for information, as it 
heavily deals with FBI activities concerning captioned organization. 

One copy of the NAMBLA News #5 is being furnished to New York 
and Brooklyn-Queens , as there are pending investigations at New York 
and Brooklyn-Queens. 

For information of the Bureau, New York, and Brooklyn-Queens, 
Indianapolis has renewed membership in NAMBLA and will continue to 
submit copies of correspondence which is received . C\ ^ 


LEADS 


INDIANAPOLIS 


At Indianapolis, Indiana 


Provide, until further notice, copies of correspondence rec»i\«d 
from NAMBLA to FB I HQ^and^ interested Divisions. /s^ 






Bureau (Enc. 2 ) 

2 - Brooklyn-Queens (31B-11620) 
/ ^nc. 1) 

2 -^ew„York (145B-3923) 


^ (1 - 31B-6910) C\i 

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RECORDED 

9/21/81 

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 


9/15/81 


SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY 
LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 

Re: POST OFFICE BOX 174 
MIDTOWN STATION 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018; 
ITOM - CHILD 
EXPLOITATION 

00 : New York 

Examination requested by: IndianapOlis 


FBI FILE NO. 


LAB. NO. 


YOUR NO. 


Examination by: 


Reference: 


Examination requested: 


Letter dated September 10, 1981 


Document 


Specimens received: September 15, 1981 


145-5920 


10915028 D SK 




62 Original copy of NAMBLA NEWS #5, Fall, 1981 Issue, 

' Copyright by "NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, 

New York, New York 1003|^L 






To 


From : 


Date 


DIRECTOR, FBI (145-5920)—, 33 .. 

(Attention: Organized Crime Section 

FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 
SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145B-778) (P) 


9/10/81 


Subject: ' NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION / 

(NAMBLA) 

POST OFFICE BOX 174 
MIDTOWN STATION 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018 / 

ITOM - 

CHILD EXPLOITATION 
00: New York 


Re New York airtel, 8/11/81. 


Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is an origi nal copy of NAMBLA 
News #5 , Fall, 1981 Issue, which was directed to I L received 

at Indianapolis 8/31/81. A copy of the NAMBLA News #5 is being 
furnished to the Organized Crime Section for information, as it 
heavily deals with FBI activities concerning captioned organization. 

One copy of the NAMBLA News #5 is being furnished to New York 
and Brookl 3 m-Queens, as there are pending investigations at New York 
and Brooklyn -Queens. 

For information of the Bureau, New York, and Brooklyn-Queens , 
Indianapolis has renewed membership in NAMBLA and will continue to 
submit copies of correspondence which is received. 

LEADS _ 

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INDIANAPOLIS 


At Indianapolis. Indiana 

Provide, until further notice, copies of correspondence receiver’, 
from NAMBLA to FBIHQ and Interested Divisions. 


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Bureau ( Enc . 2 ) 


Brooklyn-Queens (31B-11620) 
(Enc. 1) 

2 - New York (145B-3923) 

(Enc. 1) 

2 - Indianapolis / 

(1 - 31B-6910) ' 

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NAMBLA NirWS FAJLL 19Sl 


oontrnued from pi^e 3 

“Gel the wild one.’’ and “We’ll kiU you!” As 
they departed, their car was pelted with garbage. 

The NAMBLA group returned later in the 
week, along with David Groat, himself recently 
released from prison after a NAMBLA effort to 
free him. Groat is no»- working full-time for 
NAMBLA as a volunteer Defense Committee Co- 
ordinator. As they arrived in Baldwin Harbor thi^^ 
second time. Groat. Fox and two others were pick- 
ed up by local police. The police threatened them 
with arrest while they ran a NCIC (federal crime 
computer) check on them to see if they could hold 
them. Groat, Fox and the others were given sub- 
poenas to appear at a local grand jury concerning 
Swithinbank that was to sit July 30 in Nassau 
County. Police then accompanied them to Swith- 
inbank’s bouse. It was obvious the bouse had be en 
vandalized. Many items had disappearead, in- 
cluding a stereo, a boat and other valuable per- 
sonal items. Police summoned neighbors from 
their houses to ask if they could identify any of the 
men. Police then quickly departed and left an 
angry mob of IS to 20 adults to again threaten 
Fox, Groat and the others. A few photographs 
were taken for use in Gay Community News but 
the group was unable to do an inventory because 
of danger from the local mob. They were again 
chased and threatened as they left. 

•‘We were set up by the police.” Fox said. ■“One 
policewoman told me we would be killed if police 
left. Then they left! Our civil rights were clearly 
^olated. We must return to the house and secure 
it and document the thefts so that Martin [Switb- 
inbank] can Tile claims. The house is still open to 
vandalism.” 

Fox emphasized that the mob consisted of 
adults. “A group of teenagers on the comer were 
quite friendly to us.” 

On July 21. Brian Quimby of New Hampshire 
(a NAMBLA member who is working on social- 
science research projects related to man-boy love) 
was called and questioned by local police at the 
station. Police told him they had been given his 
name by national police agencies. Quimby’s name 
oud -PC. box numbes^werc. listed.jp the ro o st recent 
NAMBLA BULLETIN which was among items'” 
taken from Swithinbank ’s home. 

On July 22, another New Hampshire NAMBLA 
member, who is also a long-time leader of New 
Hampshire’s most prominent gay organization, 
was arrested and charged with 2 counts of 
“felonious sexual assault” on a 14-ycai-old male. 
Both the man and alleged ^‘victim” had marched 
together in the Boston and New York Gay Pride 
Parades as part of the NAMBLA coniingenu. 

NAMBLA members in Michigan and Califomia 
also reported harassment from local police. On 
July 23, John Sherman was arrested as he deplan- 
ed at San Francisco’s airport and was relumed to 
New York. He faces a charge evidently related to 
his friendship with Swithinbank. Sherman is a 
NAMBLA member who had attended the emer- 
gency steering committee meeting held to 
the arrest of Fox. Swithinbank. Ahlers and Ham- 
mill. It is assumed that some other arrests will be 
made, including some in New Jersey and including 
some other NAMBLA members. 


NAMBLA RESPONDS: ACTION 


According to the NY POST, long-time Nnssnn 
County detective, IMon Iriznivl, 37, of South 
Farmlngdale, was arrested and charged with Meal- 
ing a SO-channel c^ile TV box during tbc massive 
rakf «Mi the home of Martin Swithinbank. 


NAMBLA takes an aggressive, activist stance. 
We will seize the offensive. Some of the actions 
which NAMBLA and its members will take to 
counter these unconstitutional attacks, outlined 
above, include these: 

t) ITie cases of Fox, Martin, Ahlers. Hammill, 
9»ermaii and the others are very weak. No por- 
nography or prostitution is alleged. No coercion 
or violence of any kind is alleged. The ages of boys 
allegedly involved seems to be 12 to 18 . (New York 
law “protects” boys from the pleasures of sex un- 
til their 18th birthday.) Many of the boys and their 
porenu are enraged at police and will not cooper- 
ate. The relationships between the men and the 
boys allegedly involved were long-standing, loving 
and caring and .were with plermission of the par- 
ents. 

ACTION: NAMBLA engaged an attorney to 
represent Fox and Swithinbank at early hearings 
(cost: S700). NAMBLA has engaged an attorney 
to represent Swithinbank -.t further hearings (cost: 
$500). NAMBLA is coos'idermg further help for 
Swithinbank and any of the other men who re- 
quest it, a.ssiiming that the men will raise as much 
of the money as possible. NAMBLA’s coffers are 
emptying quickly in this crisis. MORE MONEY 
MUST BE RAISED IMMEDIATELY. We need 
THOUSANDS of dollars. Since we have nearly 
SOO members, some of whom earn reasonable 
salaries, we appeal to our membership for, money 
for the Defense Fund. We assure the monbership 
that we will participate in the defense of these and 
other men <mly if no coerdoo. violence or pornog- 
raphy is involved IN OUR OPINION. We wUl 
pcuticipate if the defense is an upfront defense 
which will stand for pride in our life-style. We will 
participate only if the defense attorneys are rea- 
sdriabie in'tbeir' fces-aad-politicallv-syTTipat hetic to 
our cause. We stress that no final decision has 
been made to aid the defense of these men beyond 
their initial hearings. 


2) The media and District Attorney of Nassau 
County, and possibly other offidats including 
agents of the FBI, have made clearly libellous 
statements about NAMBLA. They have lied. 
There is no question of various interpretations of 
statements or facts, but of statements which are 
wholly and clearly false and spoken with full 
knowledge of their falsity. NAMBLA has never at 
any time been involved in illegal activities. 
NaMBLA has not sponsored any sexual or porno- 
graphic activity whatsoever, nor has such activity 
occurred as a result of • contacts made at 
NAMBLA meetings, 

ACTION: NAMBLA has. therefore, engaged 
New York attorney Michael Lavery to sue several 
newspapers and TV stations, the District Attorney 
of Nassau County and other officials (including 
possibly FBI agents) for UBEC. 


3) The police, and possibly the FBI, have violat- 
ed the d'vil rights of the men arrested, of other 
NAMBLA members, and of NAMBLA as an or- 
ganization. Attempts to obtain our mailing lists 
are dearly illegal. The harassment of Brian Quim- 
by of New Hampshire and other NAMBLA mem- 
bers in other parts of the country is totally uncon- 
stitutional. The police treatment of Jerry Fox. 
David Groat and others who visited the Swithin- 
bank house after the arrests were violations of 
their dvU rights, in particular the set-up by police 
Of the dangerous mob attack at the house. Media 
bear resptmsibility for this mob violence also. 

ACTION: The NAMBLA attorney will pursue 
legal action concemmg these dvii rights viola- 
tions.' induding possible dvi! and criminal prose- 
cutions. ' 


4) The primary purpose of this massive FBI- 
police attack on NAMBLA has been to smear 
NAMBLA, to divide its membership and to separ- 
ate gay and other groups from supporting 
NAMBLA. 

ACTION: NAMBLA calls on all members to 
remain active, to report any harassment directly to 
our hot-line phone number (see beJow). and to 
send immediately membership renewals and other 
contributions. NAMBLA has written an “Open 
Letter to The Gay Community” requesting sup- 
port. We hope this will be published in every gaj 
publication. NAMBLA is c^ing on gay organiza- 
tions and individuals as well as straight progres- 
sive and dvil liberties groups to sign a statement of 
support for NAMBLA against FBI and other po- 
lice harassment. We ask them to join in a coalition 
to protect the dvil liberties of NAMBLA and its 
members. NAMBLA plans rallies and demonstra- 
tions to make public our protest Eind show the sup- 
port from other groups. 


5) The FBI and police are helpless unless we co- 
operate with them. 

ACTION: We call on all NAMBLA members to 
follow the suggestions in the article “What To Do 
If The FBI Calls.” The best policy is to refuse to 
■ay ANYTHING beyond name and address to any 
ptrfice or FBI agent. That is your right. As a man- 
boy lover, it is your duty. Boys should also be 
reminded that they do not need to speak to police 
or FB I. Most Americans believe they MUST talk 
to police. Bbys~hlive’'the'righi-to-i emain- sil ent. 
boys are pressured by police and parents into mak- 
ing initial statements, they have the right to refuse 
to testify and they can remain silent. Even if they 
have made statements to a Grand jury, they have 
the right to remain silent. Such boys need an at- 
torney of their own and are entitled to one. Men 
who are accused of sex with boys have every right 
to talk with those boys and their parents — and 
their attorneys should talk with the boys as soon 
as possible. Talking with a witness is not forbid- 
den, so long as no one implies, threatens or direct- 
ly suggests that a boy should lie or remain silent. 
Rather, boys can and should be reminded of their 
right to an attorney and their right to remain 
silent. In some cases, attorneys can help boys be 
removed from the homes of hostile parents who 
are cooperating with police. 


6) The boys are the ones most harmed by the 
raids, interrogations, police threats and trials. 

ACTION: We must prepare boys and, where 
possible, their parents for these traumas. We must 
be more careful in our own judgments on other- 
wise simple matters (telephone calls, use of 
alcohol, marijuana, leaving boys alone at home, 
neglecting relationships). One boy close to the ar- 
rest of a NAMBLA member was found crying out- 
side the man ’s house. “Now I’ll have to pretend 
I’m straight, no matter how 1 feel inside. Being 
gay is too dangerous.” We must better shield boys 
from the ugly assaults and traumas. Being proud 
and gay does not mean using poor judgment or be- 
ing indiscreet. 


CONTACT: 

NAMBLA 

PO BOX 174 Midtown Station 
NYC, NY 10018 
<212) 475-0987 



NAMBLA NEWS FALL 1*«1 


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NAMBLA ARRESTS: THE FACTS 


Our first need is to share correct i/\formation 
and combat rumors. The folto^ning is a summary 
of the facts in the FBI and media camptagns to 
slander and destroy NAMBLA and its members. 


In the late evenins of July II. 1981. more than 
30 police from the FBI and 8 dty. county and state 
law asendes broke through the locked doors of a 
cottage in Baldwin Harbor. Long Island. 

With guns drawn and flash cubes ablaze, they 
smashed furniture and seized 4 persons who were 
quietly watching TV. They arrested two 
NAMBl-A steering committee members, Jerry 
Fox and Martin Swithinbank. They also seized 2 
thirteen-year-old boys whom they held by force 
and interrogated throughout the night. The men 
were also questioned from 1 1 PM until about 6:30 
AM the following morning. Fox was questioned 
only by police, while Swithinbank was interrogat- 
ed by police and by teani.s of FBI officers who 
rotated in 2-hour shifts. 

Meanwhile, in upstate New York. 2 other men 
— Karl Ahlers and Hugh Hammill — were simi- 
larly attacked by police and FBI as they sat talking 
with S boys, their mother, father, grandfather and 
an elderly aunt. They were playing whist as the 
police made the arrests. These boys were taken 
and questioned by police for 5 hours. Protests by 
the parents were ignored. One boy fainted. De- 
spite intimidation and heavy-handed police tac- 
tics, the boys provided the sxtUce with little or no 
information. The two men were charged with pos- 
session of a small amount of marijuana and pos- 
session of an allegedly stolen check. The ACLU is 
considering representing the boys and their family 
_,on-ghar*tes-ffgainst^th.e. nolice. The boy s con tinue 
to live with one of the charged men with the per- 
mission of the parents. 

Jerry Fox was charged with one count of 2nd 
degree sexual abuse. This is a misdemeanor in 
New York and generally refers to fondling. The 
boy involved is the 13-year^ld seized with Fox the 
night of the arrests. This misdemeanor charge car- 
ries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and 
a $1000 fine. 

Swithinbank was charged with a so-called Class 
D sexual felony, sodomy with a person over 1 1 but 
under 16. The person was not identified in the 
warrant and was evidently not the boy present at 
the time of the raid. 

All the men except Swithinbank were held until 
the next morning on SSOOO cash bail. This is an ex- 
ceptionally high bail for the charges involved. 
Swithinbank was held on a $100,000 cash bail. 
Swithinbank and Fox were represented at a bad 
reduaion hearing on July 13 by Atty. Ted Pinto 
who was engaged by NAMBLA. Bail was not re- 
duced. Ail but Swithinbank were able to raise bail. 
Only Swithinbank remains in the Nassau County 
Jail where he has been subjected to extreme 
harassment by officials and threats from fellow 
prisoners. Swithinbank has been denied access to 
pen and paper, which is normally supplied to all 
prisoners. Swithinbank is the only one of the four 
to have been arrested previously. He spent 19T7 in 
jail on a charge of Class D sodomy. Ironically, 
during his previous incarceration, Swithinbank 
built a prison library for which he received a com- 
mendation from Nassau County officials. 

The true purpose of the raids became evident in 
the media and during the all-night interrogation 
sessions. Newspapers — including the New York 
Daily News, The New York Post, and Newsday — 
blared uniformly sensational and inaccurate head- 
lines; SEX RING SMASHED. SEIZE 4 IN LA. 
-MAN-BOY” SEX RING. <An indication of 
some kind of inadvertent progress was use by ihe 
media of the phrase **man-boy” rather than **kid- 
dies,” “children,” or **young boys.”) 

News accounts, including TV — stated that 
NAMBLA was itself a “sex ring”! Nassau Coimty 
District Attorney Denis IMUon said the men were 
“members of . . .,The North American Man-Boy 
Love Association that specialized lo 'sexual ex- 


plOftatitM) of young boys’.” 

Dillon identified NAMBLA as a group “with 
the announced purpose of breaking down barriers 
of acx taboos between men and boys,” and as an 
organization dedicated to eradicating the “ex- 
treme oppression” of men and boys involved in 
such re^tionships. He and others were also 
quoted as saying that the men arrested had met the 
boys at NAMBLA meetings where they also ex- 
changed and sold pornographic films. Dillon also 
said chat boys were transported across state boun- 
daries to NAMBLA meetings for “immoral pur- 
poses.” Police said “huge quantities” of 
NAMBLA literature were seized at the Swithin- 
bank bmne, that names of NAMBLA officers 
were found in the literature, and that “more ar- 
rests are promised.” One official made the usual 
comment that all this was only “the tip of the 
iceberg.” 

The literature referred to consisted of 
NAMBLA brochures which have been mailed to 
churches, political and gay groups. They have also 
be e n distributed at Cay Pride inarches. There 
could not have been many brochures in Swithin- 
bank’s home since they are in scarce supply and 
only a few were given to each steering comnuttee 
member. 

The media also played up the child pornography 
angle, stating that . . boys were brought on 
numerous occasions to (Swithinbank ’s home 
und er NAM BL A .auspices) w here they were intro- 
duced to middle-aged men who sodomuzoinuid' 
sexually-abused them while videotape cameras re- 
corded the action. Some 300 videotapes were seiz- 
ed along with SO reels of 8 mm film ...” {News). 
Other reports insisted that the videotapes and/or 
films were all “hard-core child pornography.” 

The implication was that child pornography was 
made by Swithinbank and others under auspices 
of NAMBLA. 

Swithinbank has told NAMBLA members there 
was not a single videotape of a sexual nature, that 
tudy one or two tapes ini3uded some ftiUy-ciotbed 
boys in non-sexual situatioas. He said most of the 
t^>es were full-length classic films, including King 
Kong. Bcmbi and Snow White. Tlie press officer 
for the Nassau D.A., Mr. Crilley, later admitted 
to The Cay Community News (Boston) that the 
D.A.’s office knew there were no pornographic 
videot^>es. At most, a few of the 8 nun fibns may 
have had sexual content, but these films were 
more than 10 years old and had been purchased 
legally over-the-counter in stores in New York 
City. None of th^ 8 nun films had been made by 
Swithinbank or by anyone known to him. The 
porno issue was cdrviously a red herring from the 
start, used as part of the press campaign to smear 
NAMBLA and inflame popular passions against 
the men arrested. 

The report of NAMBLA involvement was like- 
wise totaUy false. Swithinbank had not been cen- 
trally involved in NAMBLA. At no time have 
NAMBLA meetings been used to exchange por- 
DOgratdiy ,' information abemt boys or to transport 
boys (or men) across state lines for “immoral” or 
other purposes. NAMBLA has been scrupulous in 
these matters and has conducted meetings and 
social events solely in accordance with our pur- 
poses: to provide legal and other help for men and 
boys inv^ved in inter-age relationships; to do 
educational and research work; and to work in the 
legal and political spheres for changes in op- 
inessive laws. 

NAMBLA has taken positions on the age of 
consent, on imprisonment of men for non-coerc- 
ive homosexual activity, on the military draft and 
on D .S. imperialism in £1 S^vador and elsewhere. 
NAMBLA contiiigents marched in demonstra- 
tions in Washington, New York and Boston. Wc 


have been a presence in all recent Gay Pride 
celebrations. VUl NAMBLA’s activities have been 
open. Nothing has been done in secret. 

Distorted news accounts said that "a dozen” or 
“a score” of boys “age 8 to 15” were involved in- 
the alleged “sex ring." 

Swithinbank says that he knows about S boys 
who are now between the ages of 12 and 18. He 
has known all of these boys for 2 to 4 years and he 
knows their parents as well. The day before the 
raid on his home, he participated in the Junior 
High School graduation celebration for one of the 
boys. All sources indicate that no prostitution or 
coercion of any son is alleged. Several of these 
boys continue to stay at the home of one of the ar- 
rested men, along with adult members of the fami- 
ly. Several of the boys and their parents have 
indicated total support for the men and have made 
clear their anger about police and FBI har^sment. 

While in police custody, Swithinbank and Fox 
were questioned repeatedly about NAMBLA. 
Swithinbank said the FBI agents seemed to believe 
that NAMBLA was a cover for a massive illegal 
criminal conspiracy to produce and distribute por- 
nography as well as to transpiort boys inter-state 
for prostitution. The FBI urged him lo volunteer 
sudh information in exchange for promises of his 
release. Swithinbank told NAMBLA; “They pro- 
mised me the moon if I wmiid simply cooperate in 
giving information about other men and 
NAMBLA.” 

Serry Fox"^nmiCT ted "Tney seemed" to thin k-1- 
hArt all this information about other men, which 1 
certainly don’t have." 

At one point, police thumbed through a card 
file to provide a NAMBLA member’s phone 
number for Swithinbank to call for help. “We 
know all about NAMBLA,” they told him. A 
number of NAMBLA steering committee mem- 
bers were mentioned by name during the lengthy 
police interrogation. These names were mentioned 
just in a general context, not with reference to any 
speciric acts. 

The media reported that the FBI and other 
agencies had had Swithinbank ’s house and other 
locations undet survetlUin.ee for at least 4 months. 
Swithinbank said police told him they had taken 
videotapes round-the-clock and they had photos 
of men going in and out of his home, including 
some NAMBLA members. Police told the media 
they h«H spent nearly a million dollars on this 
probe, which they had dubbed “Operation 
Hawk.” Agents said they had rented the house 
right next door to Swithinbank’s home in order to 
carry out their secret spying. 

The FBI asked Swithinbank for NAMBLA 
membership lists and financial information in ex- 
(diange for a deal. Swithinbank commented that 
he could not supply such information even if he 
were willing, which he was not. None of the ar- 
rested men had access to membership lists or 
organizational files. 

Since the arrests of men in New York, 
NAMBLA and NAMBLA members have contin- 
ued to be harassed. Swithinbank asked Fox and 
several other NAMBLA members to return to his 
home in order to secure it against theft. (Police 
had left the home open and unguarded.) He also 
gave Fox power of attorney to sell his belongings 
in order to get cash for his defense. 

When Fox and other NAMBLA members re- 
turned to the Baldwin Harbor house, they were 
met by a group of adult neighbors. The house was 
located in a lower-middle-class area. The group 
quickly became hostile; they threatened them, 
shouted obscenities and threw rocks and eggs at 
the NAMBLA members. The mob screamed; 

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namklj^ news fajx isn 


ContlniMd from Pig* 1 



Island, Swithtnbcu^ was citaroed with one 
count of "class D” felonious sodomy on 
an unnamed boy “over 11 and under 16." 
not named. Fox was charQSd with second 
degree sexual assault, which usually 
refers to fondling, on an unnamed boy over 
11 and under 16. AM the men except 
SwithirTbanK were held under $5,000 cash 
bait. Swithinbank’s bail was $100,000 
cash! Even the $5,000 is exceptionally 
high for the misdemeanor charges involv- 
ed, but the $100,000 is unheard ot. 
NAMBLA was called by Fox ^d Swithin- 
bank and provided $700 to Atty. Tod Pinto 
who represented the two men at arraign- 
ment and a bail reduction hearing. The 
judge refused to reduce bail. 

3. District Attorney Dents Dillon of Nassau 
County and other police and county otli- 
clals reportedly told the media (TV sta- 
tions, New York Dally News, N.Y. Post, and 
Newsday) that the men were NAMBLA 
"officials," that “large quantities of 


marched in die NAMBLA contingent at gay 
pride parades In Boston and New York. 

7. On July 23, John Sherman was arrested as 
he left a plane In Calltomia for a vacation 
and was retumod to New York on unspeci- 
fied “sex charges." Sherman is a friend of 
Swithinbank, a NAMBLA member, and had 
attended the emergency meeting of the 
NAMBLA Steering Committee which con- 
sidered the original arrests. 

8. On the basis of interrogation of Fox, 
Swithinbank and others, a number of other 
arrests of NAMBLA members and other 
Individuals was expected. 

9. NAMBLA, at its July 18 Steering Commit- 
tee meeeting, took the following steps: 

1. Committed funds for the defense of 
Martin, Fox and the other men (If request- 
ed) during the initial hearings o/>fy, began 
a search for radical gay or straight civil 
liberties lawyers to defend the men; 
appointed a committee to investigate the 


charges and ascertain that pornography, 
pnastitutlon and coercion were NOT in- 
volved; took steps to give the arrested men 
emotional and other support. 

2. Engagad Atty. Michael Lavery to sue 
media, the District Attorney of Nassau 
County and the FBI tor iibel and civil rights 
violations. 

3. Sought to establish a broad coalition of 
qay and straight groups to support the civil 
rights of NAMBLA and the men arrested: 
this included a letter to the membership, 
an open letter to the gay community, and a 
petition of support. 

4. David Groat became tuM-time voluntary 
Defense Fund Coordinator, to coordinate 
all these activities. $70 per week expenses 
were voted. 

5. The membership would be apprised of 
its rights and the proper way of dealing 
with FBI, Grand Juries and other legal offi- 
cers. 


NAMBLA materials were seized," that 
NAMBLA is an organization "speciaffzing 
in sexual exploitation of children,” and 
that the FBI was cooperatirtg tn “smasning 
a huge nation-wide marv-boy sex ring." 
They also told the media that Marlin and 
Fox met boys “under the auspices of 
NAMBLA” and exchanged pornography 
(including sates) at NAMBLA meetings. 
NAMBLA categorically denies ati these ac- 
cusations. Media also reported 300 por- 
nographic video tapes plus 50 por- 
nographic films which allegedly showed 
boys and men in sex acts, allegedly filmed 
by Martin. Later, the Nassau County D.A, 
office said the video tapes were harmless 
tapes ot movies like Bambi, and that they 
found no evidence of pornography being 

- — fr.ade.-wNo-,PomoQraoh v charg es were 
made. There was no allegation of prostitu~ 
tion, coercion or violence. The media said 
“a dozen" or "a score” ot boys, aged 8-15 
were involved. Swithinbank told NAMBLA 
members that he only knew B boys, all of 
whom had been friends for years, that he 
knew their families weM. and that the ages 
of boys who had been questioned by 
police were 12-18. 

4. Swithinbank and Fox report they were 
questioned repeatedly for hours about 
NAMBLA. Swithinbank said he was "otter- 
ed the moon" and his freedom if he woufd 
provide information about NAMBLA, 
especially NAMBLA membership lists and 
organizational flies. He commented that 
he does not have access to these in any 
case. Police and FBI questioned him about 
several men, Including NAMBLA mem- 
bers, and promised "many more arrests." 

5. Between Juty 20 and 22, several NAMBLA 
members in California, Pennsylvania, 
Michigan and New Hampshire were ques- 
tioned by police — not about specific boys 
or ^legations of sex or pomography, but 
simply about their NAMBLA membership. 
Brian Quimby in New Hwnpshire had pub- 
lished his name and box number in a 
NAMBLA Bulletin, requesting assistance 
in a research prr^ect. New Hampshire 
police Questioned him about hfs NAMBLA 
membership end told him they had infor- 
mation he was the local representative of a 
child molesting group. 

6. On July 22, a NAMBLA member was ar- 
rested on two counts of “felonious sexual 
assault" on a lA-year-oid boy who had 
been his friend (with family permlsslor^ for 
some time. Both the man and the boy had 


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NAMBLA NEWS 


FBI & POLICE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST NAMBLA 


Thes« ar« photos of the chaos and vandalism dona by attac«cln« 
focal and federal poftce (hiring the raid on Martin SaritMntanrs 
home In Baldwin Haihor. 11 July 1981. After all persons were re- 
moved from the house, police felled to secure the property. Neigh- 


bora, encouraged by potice, looted me premises. A few days later, a 
local cop was arrested and charged 'with stealing Swithinbank's 
SO-channel cable receiver for his TV. 



We aM knew it would occur sometime. With Reagan in the middle and the (im)Moral 
Maiority loose in the streets, NAMBLA became fair and (they hoped) easy game. Man-boy 
lovers in the United States now face their greatest challenge. Will an all-out attack on us 
send us scampering back to closets and other hiding places? Will illegal and wholesale 
arrests and sensational yellow journalism panic us? In the past, such tactics were 
immediately successful. The Better Life Journal, the Greek Love Association and other 
predecessors of NAMBLA were literally destroyed through witchhunts and guilt by 
-asso ciation. In En oten d, PIE has no t y et rec overed from the atrocious and barbaric 
conspiracy trials and the prison ternTfor T6m'0’CafretirNow^it’is*our-iurrc— — 

It IS now obvious tnat NAMBLA is under a massive FBI and police attack, nationwide. 
JThe attack-!S-simi!ar-to those undenaken by the' FBl'agaih'st such diverse groups as the 
Socialist Workers' Party, the Church of Scientology, the Black Panthers & the National 
Lawyers' Guild. But we should not assume that we are under attack simply because 
NAMBLA has been stridently political. Police crashing through doors with guns drawn; 
slanderous and false accusations of wild and immense sex rings; whipping up public 
hysteria through witchhunts: aM of this is not new to man-boy lovers. These have been the 
terror tactics used against us for decades in the United States. Thousands of men are now 
in prison because of such gestapo methods, and hundreds of men and boys have commit- 
ted suicide over the years because of the hysteria they generate. For those of us who love 
boys — and for the boys we fove — the United States might as well be Nazi Germany. Our 
rights are scarcely more protected here than the rights of Jews in the Third Reich. 
NAMBLA has not brought on this oppression (as some will say In their rush to get off 
board). In fact, NAMBLA was born out of exactly such a campaign in the "Revere Sex Ring" 
cases in Massachusetts. There was no sex ring, and NAMBLA’s predecessor organization, 
the Boston-Boise Committee, was successful in rallying many lesbian, gay & straight 
organizations to support the civil rights of men falsely accused. All but one of the men (out 
of 24} was kept out of prison because of the activist response. 

We will win this battle, too. If we stand together. Not one man need go to prison if we 
renrrain united and vigilant. The temptation is great to run and hide, to flee NAMBLA like a 
ship shot down in battle. That would not only be morally wrong and cowardly, however. It 
would be individually and politically stupid. The FBI and other authorities have launched 
the raids for precisely that purpose; to divide and scatter man-boy lovers who are organiz- 
ing. If we stand together, assert our rights and refuse to panic, we can turn the FBI attack 
around, just as we did in the Revere cases. The District Attorney who launched the Revere 
sex scandal was turned out of office largely because of a gay and civil liberties backlash to 
his handling of those cases. We can do the same to the FBIrFBI and police have spent a 
million dollars or more of the public's money going after what appear to be relatively tew 
and minor charges of men having sex with taenaged boys. Their charges of links to 
NAMBLA lack all credibility and can be easily exposed. They have wasted this money at a 
fime when public services everywhere are being cut. The Nassau County Jail, whore 
NAMBLA Steering Committee member Martin Swithinbank Is held under the outrageous 
$100,000 bail, is notoriously overcrowded and under a court order to reduce its population. 
On the day of the publicity about the raids, the New York Post carried a story about the 
murder of 15 babies in the New York area which had gone unsolved because of tack of 
funds for proper potice investigation! Another story told of massive cuts in the anti-rape 
squad which made it difficult to investigate genuirie (heterosexual) rapes. The million- 
dolleu- invasion of our civH rights has netted so far extremely minima! charges. 

There IS no massive boy-sex ring. There IS no child pornography empire. They simply 
dc not exist.-NAMBLA is a c omplete ly legal and above-board organization and the FBI and 
other authorities kriow that. For all their video tape s~ and around-the-clock cioa k-and - 
dagger routines, the FBI & police have next to nothing! If we stand strong, they are the' 
ones who will lose out. NAMBLA and our members whose rights have been violated wilt be 
vindicated! ; 



BRIEF SUMMARY 
OF EVENTS: 


1. On July 11, two raids took place in New 
York.; orte upstate and one in Baldwin Har- 
bor, Long Island. Four men were arrested, 
Including two NAMBLA steering commit- 
tee members: Jerry Fox and Martin Swith- 
inbank. Fox is a professor of social work; 
Swithinbank is an author and currently is 
engaged in legal video work. The raids in- 
volved over 30 FBI and other police from 8 
agencies and came after at l^st four mon- 
ths of “24-hour surveillance by video” of 
Swithinbank and other men at several lo- 
cations. The raids were violent: doors were 
broken down, furniture smashed, the car 
of one arrested man was inexplicably dam- 
aged by police, two 13-year-old boys were 
marvhandJed, guns were drawn. 

2. The men and boys were interrogated aM 
night, for as many as eight hours straight, 
without a lawyer present. Despite this, the 
boys evidently gave no information to> po- 
lice and the men were not charged with 
sex with these boys. In the upstate raid, 
the parents of the boys were also present. 
Upstate, the only charges were the pos- 
session of a small amount 'of marijuana 
and an allegedly stolen check. On Long 


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NAMBLA J«EWS FAIX IMl 


IX>VE LETTER FROM A BOY (NOW A MAN AND A LOVER OF 

l>ea]r Rev. 

-nc O.JZ I ^ BOYS HEMSEXF) TO A MAN HE USED 


l>ea]r Rev. 

Tbese days ! am imo rdatioashiiK across tbe 
Smerations (as wd] as 'wnbixi tbem). I am now 38. 
Bad guess that would make 3 ^ou in your laic fifties 
or so. Why should I remember such a detail? 
Because ai age 14 or so, I was in love with you. A 
boyhood crush like so many others? No doubt. 
But that tender age. with its thrilling discoveries, is 
one that somany years later has retained a special 
intensity. I myself am now pati 3S, and 1 under- 
stand better wfaal those teenage senrings were, and 
what they might have become. 

I have learned this not so much by looking deep 
— or not so deep — into myself, but by seeing my- 
self reflected in the eyes and exp e ri ences of others. 
Some of these “others” are boys. In many ways, 
certainly. 1 must repre s ent to them some of the 
same things that you represented to me, at least on 
the Platonic side. Yet you, whom 1 loved, re- 
mained the Untoudiable Object of my sexual 
fantasies. When 1 masturbated — which I con- 
fessed to you was my favorite sin — it sras often of 
you that I fantasized. 

It is not my aim to recount for you my life of the 
past quarter century. So the picture you wfll get 
will be askew. But it is precisely that skewed aspect 
that fascinates me the most. And you? If you are 
unable to go beyond the framework of biblical 
reprimand (“Thou shall not. . you may even 
wince at my words. (1 hope not.) Yet if you are 
able to resurrect a bit of the sentiment — which to 
me appears crystalline and pure — that attended 
our friendship, your reaction wiU be more expan- 
sive. You may even greet my words with bumor, 
as well as appreciation. (1 hope so.) For they are 
meant with kindness, special words that have lain 
silent all these years waiting to be said. 

I have been an atheist for almost twenty years. 
So 1 find it amusing to see myself, under no 
ex ternal compulsion, volunteering a confession. 

My memories of you arc almost completely 
taken up with moments of intimacy and sharing. 
For me both then and now. these were the 
moments of greatest sensuality, and frustrated 
sexuality. 

Oddly , t he mo ment that seems most inten se 
now was' the one least associated ~mth sexual" 
desire. 1 was sitting alone in the middle section 
near the front of the church (1 think I could still 
find the seat) during an evening prayer session. It 
was a mellow one. which oicouraged solitary 
meditation. You came into the row 1 alone occu- 
pied, and sat down next to me. I still shiver when I 
think of your putting your arm around me, and 
caressing me on the arm and shoulder. 1 felt that 
you loved me and cared for me. But to have you 
caress me seemed like endless ecstasy. What got 
me most was that wonderful sense of giving myself 
to another, of being possessed, of being putty in 
your hands — you who were tall, dark, and hud- 
some, with a rich, full, muacal men's voice and 
naturally wavy hair. 

I don't remember having a hard-on, but 1 
imagine 1 did. So many imi^essions collided in my 
head — friend, counselor, father figure, big 
brother, one who stirred special mak feelings and 
promises of greater thrill, one who possessed the 
hidden symbol of this special attraction be tw een 
males; yet at the same time, sinful, perilous, 
impossible. I found marself at the foot of the 
bridge, but unable to cross h. 

I believe I tried, though- After mU, I was having 
sex frequently with other boys (including one boy 
in the ^urch), and fooled around, as they said, 
with others. It was a virtual obsession to fantasize 
about sex with boys, and men. Of course, all this 
innocent sexuality got the guih trip laid on it by 
Ouistianity. But 1 often wondered if you were 
thinking the same thing I was thinking when the 
congregation sang “I love him, I love him, be- 
cause he first loved me.*’ When I sang it, I was 
often thinking about you. If me could sing this 
thinking of Jesus, how much Amber aftekl wau it 
for me to fantasize you in has stead? 

1 was in the front seat of your car, the btue-and- 
sriute Pontiac. You wer e driving. A ooiq^e of 
other boys wxne in the back. Instead of sitting hy 
the dotw. I sat dose enough to you — the way girls 
efid with their boyfriends — to be able to rub my 
knee against your footfeet leg. You did nothing to 


TO BE IN LOVE WITH 



David Thorstad, aged (1955), at Goose- 
berry Falls, Minnesota. And Thorstad a 
NAMBLA spokesman. 


thscourage roe from this rather unsubUe declara- 
tion. This time I had a hard-on. Frankly. I’m a 
little surprised that you never responded. I cannot 
describe adequately the thrill 1 fdt at being able to 
express my affection for you in a physical way. 1 
must have resolved in my head that this particular 
sin would be benign, even beneficial, because it 
was so beautiful and felt so good. Perhaps 1 
wasn’t as blatant as I think I was. Eventually, I 
transferred many of tbese masculine feelings onto 
other boyfriends. But I retained my sexual desire 
for you for a very long time. After so many years, 
the memory of it is still strong. 

Tlie closest we ever came to making love was 
when we slept together at the home of some 
church member at a statewide Fellowship Meeting 
in Little Falls. As 1 recall, we lay awake talking 
about religion (what dse?). The next morning, 
you told me you bad awakened during the night 
and discovered my bead on your shoulder. You 
seemed ^eascd'^^as’l'wasr'I-ihoughiriiow smari-- 
of me that my desires should follow their natural 
inclination even during sleep. But was my hand on 
your crotch? 1 doubt it. Yet, to touch and discover 
that was what 1 desired above all. I didn’t expect 
so much from you, but wanted only to express my 
affection. This overnight experience meant some- 
thing special to both of us. 

One more experience needs to be exorcized. At 
one of my intense prayer sessions, at the altar 
ft^owing a service, you came over and began to 
counsel me. 1 asked you what “petting” was. 1 
also brought up masturbation. 1 gave rather 
detailed accounts of my orgasm, location of the 
event, and so forth. 1 remember telling you about 
beating off in the bathtub, and crediting god with 
the fact that no semen came out during my 
orgasm. You were the cmly aduh with whom I 
could conceive of discussiiig such matters, and it 
was reassuring to me that you listened. But this 
time at the altar, for some reason you yourself 
became specific. You warned me about men cm 
Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis (the threat of 
the Big City was stil] several years off) who might 
offer me 50C if l*d let them suck me off in some 
bathroom, ^voi for the fifties, that see m s 
.awfriOy cheap!) Such men, you said, were known 
as “cocksuckers.** You were the first person to 
introduce me to that word as being anything more 
than an ^nthet. A pity, I’ve often thought, that 
you didn’t also- introduce me to the activity. When 
I gca a older, si occurred to me that perhaps 
you were trying to test me, to see what my reaction 
srould be. 1 have carried around a load of guih 
and self-hatred becaus e of my benighted response 
to your revelation: “TTiey acAiwll y do that? How 
disgustingl** Yon see, I hadn’t yet discovered the 
joys of oral sex. My foolish response was based on 
innocent ignorance — and. after all, how could 1, 
a good Christian, let my beloved pastor know 
about all my sins, such as my sexual activity with 
boys? Especially since I yearned to commit titc 
same dint with him. Besides, my revulsion was less 
for the net itself (whidi I'm sure 1 would have 


David Thorstad 


16 


NAMBLA NEWS FALL 1981 


THE AGE OF CONSENT FROM STATE TO STATE 


This is a very brief summary. It is limited to situations in which there is no force, 
threat, mental incompetence or incapacity, etc., yet an offense results in spile of 
mutual frerfy given consent, and no matter how earnestly the parties desired the 
activity. These are sexual offenses against persons below a certain age. Consent is 
immaterial, but the rationale is youthful incapacity to give consent. In New York 
lack of consent is required, but a person below 17 years of age is “deemed incapable 
of consent.” 




AGE OF 


STATE 

Acrrs 

CONSENT 

RESULTING OFFENSE 

(Researched through 


(Le., other party 


1979 statutes reported in 


is below age 


J980I 


of—) 


MAINE 

Sexual act — Any physicaJ contact by sex organ of one with mouth, 
anus, or sex organ of other; or with instrument or device manipu- 

14 

Gross- Sexual Misconduct 

(Crim, Code, Title 

lated by other. 


Sexual Abuse of Minor 

17-A, Secs. 251-255; 


if actor is at least 5 yrs older 

1976) 

Sexual contact — Any .touching of genitals, other than as would 
constitute sexual act, directly ot dtrough clothing to arouse or 

14 

Unlawful Sexual Contact 


gratify sexual desire. 

if actor is at least 3 years older 

NEW HAMPSHIRE 




[RSA Chap. 632-A, A-1 
to A- 8 . 

1975, amended in 1979) 

Sexual contact — Any intemional touching of intimate parts of vic- 
tim or actor, or clothing covering that immediate area, for purpose 
of sexual arousal or gratification. 

13 

Sexual Assault 


Sexual penetration — Sexual intercourse, cunnilingus, fdlatio. anal 
Intercourse, or any intrusion of part of actor’s body or any object 
manipulated by actor into genital or anal opening of victim’s body. 

13 

16 

Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault 

Feioniouis Sexual Assault 

if person is 13 or older and under 16 

MASSACHUSETTS 

“Commits an indecent assault and battery on a child under the age 
of fourteen” (Note: 1980 amdt increased punishmeat and required 

14 

Indecent Assault and Battery on Child 

CG.L., Chap. 265, Sec. 

statistical reporting on this and similar o^enses to Clerk, House of 

under !4 

13B) (1953; amded 

Rep) 




Commits sexual intercourse of “unnatural sexual intercourse and 


- 

<G.L., Chap. 265, Sec. 
23) (1697; amded 1784, 
1852, 1871, 1866, 1888, 

abuses a child under sixteen years of age.” (Unnatiu-al sexual inter- 
course interpreted by courts to mean oral and anal intercourse, 
including fellatio, cunnilingus. and other intrusions of a part of 
person’s body or other objects into genital or oral opening of 
another person’s body.) (The age was raised in 1893 from 10 to 16 
and applied to females. Males added in 1974) 

16 

Rape of a Child 

(S« derinitions of terms used in an 
indictment: Chap. 277, Sec. 39) 

1893, 1965, 1974) 

(G.L., Chap. 265. Sec. 



24B) (1784; amded 

“Assaults a child under sixteen with intent to commit a rape, as 

16 

Assault on Child Under 16 With Intent 

1805. 1815, 1914, 1918, 
19S9. 1974. 1976) 

defined in section thirty-nine of chapter two hundred and seventy 
seven.” (“Rape” includes “sexual intercourse or unnatural sexual 
intercourse with a child under sixteen years of age”; Sec. 39. Chap. 


to Commit Rape 

(G.L.. Chap. 272, Sec. 

277) 



35A) (1955; amded 
1973) 

“Unnatural and lascivious act with a child under the age of six- 

16 

Unnatural and Lascivious Act With 

teen.” (Unnatural and lascivious act inteiprAed by courts to in- 

Child Under 16 


clude fellatio and oral-anal a>mact.} 


(App Ct seat ques to Sup Ct) 

VERMONT 

Sexual act — Contact between penis and vulva, anus (M' mouth; 
mouth and vulva; or any intrusion however slight by any part of a 

16 

Sexual Assault 

fV.S.A.. Chao. 72. add- 

person’s body other than fingers or any object into the genital or 


Aggravated Sexual Assault 


anal opening of another. 

16 

if other person is caused serious bodily 

Chap. 71, Rape) 

' 

injury. 

CONNECTICUT 

Engages in sexual intercourse with a person who U under 15 3 m. of 
age. (18 if actor is person’s guardian or responsible for supervising 

15 

Sexual Assault in the Second Degree 


person’s wdfare). Sexual intercourse means vaginal or anal inter- 


(Class C felony) 

53a-7I) (Amended, 
1975) 

course. feUatio. or cunniEngus between persons regardless of sex. 
Any penetration is enough and may be by manipulating object in 
genital or anal opening. (See. S3a-6S. Definitions) 



(Penal Code. Sec. 

Intentionally subjects another person to sexual contact who is 



53a-73a> (Amended, 

under IS yrs. of age (18 if actor is person’s goardian or responsible 


Sexual Assault in the Fourth Degree 

1975) 

for supervising person’s wdfare). Sexual contact means any con- 

ts 


tact with the intimate parts of a person for the purpose of sexual 
gratification of the actor. (Sec. 53a-6S, Definitions) 


(Class A mudemeanor) 


(Note: No prosecution under these sections unless offense brought 
to notice of public authority within 1 yr. (increased from 3 mo. in 
1976) Sec. 53a-69) 









N'AMBLA NEWS FAU. 19SI 


21 


MARK TWAIN ON 
CHILD VICTIMIZATION 

In 1905, a campaign succeeded to exclude 
To/tj Sawyer and The Attventutes of Huckte- 
borry Finn from the children's reading room 
of the Brooklyn Public Llbmry. They were 
condemned as ‘'bad examples” for youth — 
what would now be called In psycho-b^ble 
"Inappropriate youth role models.” 

When asked his reaction to this bit of blue- 
nosing, Twain was typically direct: 

"I wrote Tom Sawyer and Hack Finn for 
adults exclusively, and it always distresses 
me when I find that boys and girls have been 
allowed access to them. The mind that be- 
comes soiled In youth can never again be 
washed clean. I know this by my own experi- 
ence, & to this day I cherish an unapp>easabie 
bitterness against the unfaithful guardians of 
my young life, who not only permitted but 
compelted me to read an unexpurgated Bible 
through before I was 15 years old. None can 
do that and ever draw a clean sweet breath 
again.” 


nant nostalgia” in the classic novels of Mark 
Twain and Booth Tarkington. Bogus literary anal- 
ysis aside (has J antis every really read Huckleberry 
Finnl), what the doctor is prescribing is total re- 
pression of children’s sexuality (he fails to realize 
that children's sexuality is a cornerstone of Freud- 
ian theory). Because of the "sexual revolution” (a 
term he seems to have picked up from Time maga- 
zine) children have become of age too quickly and 
this has caused a national epidemic of child rape, 
incest, drug abuse, kiddy pom, arid massive rings 
of child prostitution. 

— -—Ther e-is^ io-rsuch that-is.clesrly-wr ong -wi! h 
book it’s hard to know where to begin. First of all 
there is a slight bibliography, but almost no way to 
double check sources quoted in the text. Janus 
doesn’t use footnotes. He employs asterisks to in- 
dicate that a source is mentioned in his bibliogra- 
phy. This totally invalidates the book as scientific, 
or even helpful. Much of the material is taken 
from Janus’ own casebooks. Oddly all the voices 
of the children he quotes sound the same, and of 
course there is no way to check the truth. Every 
now and then he will loss out some figures (like 
300,000 children have been forced to make kiddy 
porn). Oenerally there are no sources, or when 
there are they turn out to be police or FBI sta- 
tistics, hardly an unbiased reference. 

Aside from Janus’ own casebooks he relies a 
great deal upon both Jtidlanne Densen-Gerber and 
T>et. Lloyd Martin, Anyone familiar with the his- 
tories of these two "e x p e rts” is more than fully 
aware of their total unreliability and careers of 
self-promotion, Densen-Gerber wrote the intro- 
duction to the book. And it is not just pro-pedo- 
philes who have exposed Martin and Densen- 
Gerber. New York Magazine (19 Nov *79) unveil- 
ed the Densen-Gerber Odyssey House scam. To 
present these two professional anti-pedophiles as 
uncritically, and reverently as Janus does bespeaks 
not only his biases, but al^ the fact that he makes 
no pretense to a scientific, or fair-minded study. 

Of course fair-mindedness is hardly Janus’s 
game. _ When he covers the Revere Case his facts 
are so totally off-the-wall, so totally different 
from even the biased mainstream reporting, that 
they can be seen as nothing more than blatant lies. 
Revere, Janus phantasizes. was only a "branch” 
of a "national network of child prostitution” that 
was located in Houston, Texas, that could deliver 
"chickens” anywhere in the country within half 
an hour; better than Western Union. Readers 
unfamiliar with this material should read The 
Boston Sex Scandal by Mitzcl (Glad Day Books, 
Boston). Both Janus and Densen-Gerber mention 
NAMBLA. and needless to say it is neither com- 
l^meniary nor accurate. 


NEW & IMPORTANT 

The Age Taboo 
edited by Dan Tsang 
Alyson Publications 
PO Box 2783 Dept. B>5 
Boston, MA 02208 
$5.95 

(ayailabie in October, 1981) 

Includes numerous essays and documents 
from the U.S. A Britain from various per- 
spectives — boy -lovers, boys, feminists, 
leftists — in Oie ongoing debate over 
issues involved about man/boy love and 
progressive movements. Very important 
collection of primary documents. The 
first of its kind book in the English 
language. 


With all these gross lies and mistakes there is 
still another aspect of The Death of Innocence 
that is even worse. Throughout the book Janus is 
very careful to make alliances with some gay and 
feminist writers. He implies that while these 
"good” gays and women are against pedophilia 
(which is after all nothing but “rape, prostitution 
and pornography”) there is a fringe out there who 
are not “good.” By ignoring the constructive 
arguments and discussions that have occurred in 
the gay press about boy-love, Janus is able to state 
that most gays are appalled by the idea — except, 
of course, for the crazed NAMBLA fringe. He 
even goes so far to misrepresent Margaret Mead 
and implies that she blamed women’s liberation 
for an increase in incest. (Janus gets his quote 
from an article in the New York Daily News and 
not from anything that Mead herself has written.) 

There are, of course, gays and women who are 
against boy-love, and take a strong line about pro- 
tecting children. But what is dangerous about 
Janus* methodology is that he is all too willing to 
split movements in two and pit one half against 
-the.other. .His_yerv concept of a "split” is wron g 
headed since there are always more than two opin-” 
ions in any raovcmeni. 

On the bottom line, Janus is not talking about 
"protecting children,” he is talking about rebuild- 
ing the family, destroying sexual freedoms (for 
everyone), installing sexual repression as a cultural 
norm, and a return to that knuckleheaded concept 
of “innocence” that the New Right is always talk- 
ing about. You can be sure that once Janus could 
get rid of all those "bad gays” he isn’t going to 
have very much patience with the "good" ones. 
The “good women” liberationists are not going to 
fare any better because Janus maintains a wom- 
an’s place is in the home with the children: "Par- 
ents preoccupied with their own quests may not re- 
spond to children’s needs to be protected. . . 

At the root of all these “problems” is the "sex- 
ual revolution” — which Janus refers to as “the 
sexual holocaust” — a Densen-Gerber coinage. 
But the term "sexual revolution” is only a catch 
phrase for anything that strays from traditional 
values. Thomas Szasz has referred to the psychi- 
atrist as a modem day priest. The morality preach- 
ed by Janus (and all the Densen-Gerbers of the 
world) is -no different from that old time religion 
preached by Anita Bryant, the Pope, and Jerry 
Farwell. 

Not only is The Death of Innocence a sham, a 
bogus “study,” and a pack of lies, it is a frontal 
attack by the New Right on the advances made by 
women, gays, children and any other progressive 
group over the past thirty years. With outright lies 
and pandering to people’s fears Janus is attempt- 
ing to enforce God, motherhood and apple pie in 
our lives, whether we like it or not. The issues of 
child sexuality are unclear and difficult for many 
people to talk about. It is important that women 
and men in the feminist and gay movements con- 
tinue to formulate and discuss our own ideas. But 
it is equally important that whatever our positions 
or feelings tliat we refute and avoid any connec- 
tion with the likes of Sam Janus, Densen-Gerber. 
and Dct. Martin. Failure to do so will result in 
disaster. ^ 


NEWS NOTE 

CHILD VICTIMIZATION 
OR FEMALE RAPE? 

A Pittsburgh elementary school teacher has been 
charged with raping two male school children. The 
news here is that the person charged is a female. 
Kathleen Harden, 31, is charged with 5 counts of 
. st atutory ra pe. 1. count ^ of involuntary deviat e s ex- 
ual intercourse and S counts of coirupiion of 
minors. She has been charged with sexual activity 
with a 13-year-old boy and a 15-year -old boy. Sex 
took place in her house, in her car and in a school- 
room closet. This is the first time in Petyisyl^stiia 
history that a woman has been charged with rape. 
This is a new wrinkle in the increasing enforce- 
ment of the law. since females — ostensibly the 
objects of legal protection — have never been 
charged with statutory sex offenses. Which raises 
the profound questions: is this a matter of "sexual 
victimization” of children? Or, because the boys 
are males and have cocks, is this matter of male 
rape of a woman, as the rape ideologists would 
have it? We’d like to ask the state of Pennsyl- 
vania: Which one plays the Victim’s Role? 


NEWS NOTE 


CRAZED KID-KILLING MOM 
BLOWS AWAY 15 YEAR OLD 


Leonard Mosby, 15, was standing with 
friends in Queens this past June when 
ZB-year-otd Denise Spencer, a black Queens 
mother, approached him and shot him dead. 
Police said Spencer was upset because 
Mosby has allegedly had sex with her 9-year 
old son on Memorial Day and she thought he 
should be in prison. 

Spencer pumped 4 bullets into the 15-year 
old. Friends described Mosby as much 
younger looking than his age. 

“She was the calmest person at the 
scene” sd. the arresting officer, Dennis 
Magooiaghan, about Spencer after her into 
custody. 




I NAMDLA 

I Ik I P \ A f ^ mi FALL ini 

NkWb 

APUBLICATION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MANIBOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 




NEWS NOTE 










• COPS RUIN FRIENDSHIP 


take care of some business. So Billy and I went 
and we bad a great time. It was Sunday and 1 
could see it would take me a few more days to 
complete tny business. Billy had to be in school 
Monday morning. 1 had promised his Mom 1 
would have him back in time. So we drove back to 
Long Beach. I told Billy I had to drive right back 
to San Francisco. He did not want me to go. >^e 
were together every day since we met. Every free 
second we were together. He begged me not to go. 
I sure did not want to go. He was afraid wc would 
not see each other again. I told him 1 would be 
back on Wednesday. 

I was about to leave San Francisco on Tuesday 
night when the cops pulled me over in my car. 
They asked me to get out and then oroceeded to 
search my car. They found the porno pictures of 
Biliy and me and arrested me. I could not call Billy 
as he had no phone and I could not write as I never 
did know the number on his house. Can you bc- 
■^lieve>that^l-Jid-noi'kr,ow-the-address-and_l_*^as 
just about living there. 

Well, the police in S.F, found out I was on 
parole in Long Beach. They got ahold of my pa- 
role officer and had him put a parole hold on me. 
It took them 90 days to get me back to Long 
Beach. 1 was going crazy there. I had no way to get 
in touch with Billy. 

When I got to Long Beach I was given a Public 
Defender for the charge of 288-Child Molest. 

I asked him if Biliy was going to be in court as I 
wanted to see him. He told me that one week after 
I went to S.F. Billy ran away from home and left a 
note that he was going to go to S.F. to find me. 

J fcM-got to tell you that S.F. sent the picture of 
Billy and me to my parole officer and he identified 
both of us. 

The court proceedings took 6 months and there 
was still no word of Billy. 

So here 1 am at Panon, and due here for 2 
years. 

My major concon is to change the laws. This is 
what I want to devote my life to. 

1 love young boys. For me they are the most 
beautiful things on earth. I can't stand to see them 
fucked around any longer. With all that bullshit 
guilt-trip. I don’t want to see them hurt anymore. 

As you can see 1 want (o join NAMBLA as I feel 
1 can help and I know 1 will. Even though I am in 
here now. I will be out soon. I will do what is 
necessary for the cause. 

As you can see at this time 1 have no money but 
I would like to have all the flyers and info you can 
send me. 

i don’t receive any mail here except my Cay 
Community A/ews. 

One thing that would really help me while I am 
here is a pen pal. 1 don’t know if you can get me 
one. But if you can 1 hope. 

Power to the cause, 

Thomas O’Donnell 
3102 E- Highland Avc. 
Patton. CA 92369 
Unit #32 


CINCY OAY PRIDE CELEBRATION 
SPLITS ON MAN-BOY ISSUE 

Members of Cincinnati’s Lesbian Activists 
Bureau voted against being co-sponsors of 
this city’s 4th annual gay pride celebration. 
'The issue dividing the lesbians from the 
Greater Cincinnati Gay Coalition concerned 
the discovery of a sex incident between an 
adult male officer of GCGC with a minor mate 
son of a lesbian. The man, whose account of 
his difficulties appeared in NAMBLA NEWS 
#4, resigned his position with the Gay Coali- 
tion. Some lesbians demanded that GCGC 
condemn the man and man-boy affairs. The 
members of GCGC reached no consensus. 
Other lesbians sought to keep LAB associ- 
ated with the GCGC. One wrote: "t hope that 
this issue does not prove to be a divisive 
force which will prevent unity in the future. . 

The gay community in Cincinnati, aside 
from constant struggle with the basically 
conservative Republican tone of the town, 
faces a county attorney who is rabidly homo- 
phobic. Gay radio personality John Zeh was 
indicted this year for reading over the air a 
satiric sketch about the use of lubricants. 


YMCA OFFICIAL GETS 7 YEARS PROBATION 
COMMUNITY DISPLAYS WIDE SUPPORT 
FOR GERANIAN 


Stephen C. Geranian, associated with the 
Greater Springfield YMCA for two decades, 
was found guHty of 4 counts related to inti- 
rrtacy with an 11-year-old boy. 

Judge William Simons sentenced Gerarv 
Ian to 7 years probation, ordered him to 
undergo psychiatric treatment and forbade 
him to work In any capacity with children. 

Defense atty. Thomas Marti nelli told the 
court that a prison would not only be 
uncalled for but would be an In/ustice. 

^Spdngfield District Attorney, Matthew 
Ryan, himself facing a prospective state 
investigation for alleged Irregularities and 
M>use of his office, prosecuted Geranian In 
person. Ryan recommended a suspended 
prison term and probation. 

Geranian was executive director of the 
YMCA’s Camp Norwich, the oldest Y camp in 
New England. It is at this camp that Geranian 
allegedly slept with a 1 1-year-old camper. 

Large number of the accused friends 
attended the two week trial. When he was 
found guilty, one supporter gasped; “Is there 
no justicel’' It was clear that Geranian, no 
matter his private activities with some boys, 
was regarded as an important member of the 
community. 



t4 


NAMBLA NEWS FAIX 19S1 



“On© defendant — from Boston — patd his attorney S75,000 to 
buy him out of his trouble. The lawyer pocketed the money 
and pleaded him guilty anyway. The man got 5 years in 
prison/’ 


new trial was ordered for PtiUlips. r/ie trial 
navar took place. Ptiiltips. orio^nally e^wen a 
30-yaar prison aentence, walked out a free 
man. 

Tt>e stoppiness of ttie cases against many 
of ttie men was slowty revealed, ft was re- 
ported that the police had carefully coached 
the boy witnesses as to their court testimony 
— whether it was true or not. One defendant, 
Robert Lang, pleaded guilty to 2 charges. 
Friends figured he had been forced to do 
this. At the time mentioned in Lang’s com- 
plaints, Lang was either In Saudi Arabia or on 
KwajeHer\ Atoll, working security for the U.S. 
government. Having pleaded guilty, Lang got 
four years probation. It wa a good tiick on 
Connick's part. Instead of dropping the 
charge against Lang, since he was clearly out 
of the country at the time, Connick ptay^ up 
the fictional angle — mar there must be an 
interr>atlonal angle to "the ring.” 

Two of the men charged, Peter Bradford of 
Miami (FL), and Richard .lacobs of Boston, 
turned themselves in and got released on 
bail. Then took off. Jacobs, owner of the Jet 
Spray Corp., Is said to be either In Europe or 
Central America. Once again, we see that 
wealthy or welVconnected men can avoid 
prosecution (Campbell, Jacobs, Bradford) 
while middle-class and working-class men 
get roped into tong sentence and expensive 
legal fees. 

Suspicions remain about what Jacobs did. 
Was he an Informer? Did he set another 
Massachusetts' gay man up to save his own 
neck? A Yankee-ish gentleman, who is a self- 
acknowiedged-repressad boy-lover (“f would 
never do it because I knew It was illegal”), 
met Jacobs in 1976. They both shared the 
services of a gay lawyer here In Boston. 
Jacobs talked this gentleman Into acconv 
panying him to New Orleans with assurances 
-that-Ne'w~Orleans^was“a-wide-opert^town“ 
where anything goes. They went together in 
Sept. 1976. The Boston gentleman, white 
there, engaged in sex with a teenaged male 
hustler — what he said was his first sex ever 
with a mirtoT — and a few days later returned 
to Boston. Most of the New Orleans men 
were arrested iust a few days later. This 
gentleman wasn’t arrested until November, 
1976. Jacobs was arrested in October, 1976. 
This Boston gentleman had recommended to 
him a prominent Boston defense attorney 
who is well-known for his contact with the 
legal establishment. "My retainer is $25,000” 
sd. the lawyer. Shortly thereafter, this at- 
torney asked for $50,000 more In unreceipted 
S1(X} bills out of sequence in order “to make 
all your New -Orleans problems go away.” 
This lawyer had assured his client he had an 
inside track in the New Orleans D.A.'s office. 
When the lawyer and his Boston client finally 
showed up for trial in New Orleans (this 
lawyer didn’t even bother to fight 
extradition), they were eating in a French 
Quarter restaurant when the lawyer said: 
“Oh, by the way, I'm going to plead you guil- 
ty.” Which he did. The Boston gentleman got 
a 5 year sentence. He served 38 months in 
Louisiana's prisons. 

Jacobs meanwhile, having perhaps set 
this guy up, was long gone. Is ft possible 
Jacobs would have pushed this other Boston 
guy uptront for the O. A. to nab? Who knows? 
But remember, that in the existing scenaffo. 
It Is essential for the cops to have rich out-of- 
town men winging In to suck off the local 
boys. If you don’t have these guys, the boy- 
fucking looks like a hum-drum ordlrtary focal 
affair. Each dragnet Is different In this regard. 
The climate of the times and the depth of the 
political corruption in any one burg will 
gauge the extent of the lies dared Issued by 
the D.A. and cops. GerassI, In Boys of Boise, 

■ quoted the police as saying that Trans World 
Airways had to double their number of flights 


into Boise because the BL action was so hot! 

As to those who cooperated with police, 
there are indicafioRS that at some point In 
the Investigation — probably long before the 
arrests — John Reed Campbell had passed 
along info to his old buddy HanY Connick. 
One reporter who talked with Campbell while 
he was In flight and after he was retuir>ed to 
the Parish of Orleans said he was a strange 
man, sort of paranoid, very nervous and not 
at all trusting. But since Campbell knew 
Woodall, Cramer and Halvorsen, it's clear he 
was in a position to telt about the parties at 
Halvorsen' s artd elsewhere. 

After the arrests. Lewis Slalle went state’s 
witness. The local authorities promised him 
that if he pleaded guilty to 2 counts and ap- 
peared as a witness for them, he would not 
go to jail. In typical police fashion, they trick- 
ed him. Sialle kept up his end of the b^ain, 
but the authorities gave him a 15 year aen- 
tence. it was Sialle, in 1978, while appearing 
as a witness at a rrrotion for new trial for Larry 
Phillips, who made it public that Connick and 
Campbell had been old quean lovers, etc. 

As soon as that went pubfic, the New Or- 
leans papers had a bail with that one. The 
D.A. got a taste of hts own medicine, and it 
was quite bitter. In typical fashion, he turned 
on the news reporters and their sources. The 
major source for the Campbell-Connick boy- 
friend stories was Raymond Vltlarubia Corv 
nick found this out quickly and rushed to ar- 
rest Vlllarubia. Connick charged Vlliarubia 
with a sex offense crime with a minor. Prob- 
lem was: the guy who was VHIarubia’s "vic- 
tim” (boyfriend, actually) was 28 years old! 
Not to worry. The crazed and desperate D.A. 
had other ways. Ho went on TV and said the 
reporters from the New Orleans Tlmes-PIca- 
yune and the paper Itself were “whores" for 
printing the stories about his alleged private 
“Jife.-~Hs-cslled-'a'grsnd-iury-to-haress-the- 
press. Methinks, the lady doth protest too 
muchl In 1980, the charges against Vlllarubia 
were dismissed. 

D.A.S, if they are to succeed, must be bui- 
lies of the worst stripe. Which always brings 
us back to the swne question of how cops 
can build cases on what some boys say, and 
how do they get Info from the kids? Det. Mar- 
tin, of the L.A.P.D., hangs boys over cliffs by 
their feel and threatens to kill them If they 
don’t talk. Other cops have their own pat- 
ented-terrors that must wocK. This Is work 


many must enjoy; picking up faggot 14-year- 
olds, taking them down to the station, scar- 
ing the bejesus out of them, making them 
cry, smacking them — really, the perfect 
Other for a sadistic, repressed cop! Connick 
and his clique used all these methods. Con- 
nick got forced confessions out of 10 boys, 
mostly street kids who hustled and who felt 
(quite correctly) that they were very vulner- 
able. Connick. on the one hand, said that 
these men abused the boys in the Boy 
Scouts while he “was the protector of all 
these boys.” 

One defendant wrote; “As I said at the 
outset, the Boy Scout label was a sham. A 
rotten piece of politics on the part of Con- 
nick. He ruined the lives of 9 men. Directly 
hurt 9 boys, and smashed a good Scout 
troop, blackening the Scouts in general. Con- 
nick created havoc where there was none." In 
the best tradition of District Attorneys. 

As to other police methods: a toimoT Asst. 
D.A. under Connick (who left after these 
charges came down) left public service and 
became a public defender. He wound up as 
counsel for one of the accused and would 
not stand down because of a perceived con- 
flict of interests. Another Asst. D.A., who had 
left Connlck’s staff, gave an interview to New 
Orleans Magazine and said that Connick and 
cops had had extensive pre-programming 
sessions with the boy “victims” for them to 
get their lines rigm. 

A number of the boys have since said that 
the D.A.’s office used numerous threats 
against them. Most of the boys used by 
police against these nine men were from 
broken homes, dependent on social services 
and/or worked the streets. These kids 
honestly feared police power. And they were 
forced to cooperate. This is a standard 
feature, as we have seen, in all these “Sex 
Ring” panics launched by crooked D.A.s. 
Under the banner of "protecting the little 
children,” the law enforcement agencies 
regularly terrorize boys, threaten their 
families with cut-offs In welfare or other 
payments, or actually remove them from their 
own homes and place them In foster care 
situations or in police-monitored homes. 

Ser^ator. Kefauver. .wit h h is S enare C ommit- 

tee on Crime, had a few choice words about~ 
Now Orleans. He and his whole Committee 
went down to that torpid Southern city to 
take testimony. In their final report, Kefauver 
& Co. said that New Orleans had “one of 
America’s largest concentration of gambling 
houses.” They concluded that organized 
crime flourished there as in few other places, 
and It did so with the help and assistance of 
corrupt “sheriffs, marshals and other law en- 
forcement officials.” The more things 
change 




22 


NAMBLA NEWS FAU. 19B1 


LETTERS 


• rrs so GOOD 


• BUILDING UNITY 

Dear NAMBLA and David Thorsiad, 

I am writing to you to lei you know that I am in 
support of your organization and its overaH pur- 
poses. 

I have written several articles over tlw past few 
years in defense of S/M and other sexual minority 
groups. Most teoently I wrote an article that ap- 
peared in the May 9 Goy Community Aews. 

I have been prompted to write this letter to you 
by seeing a copy of your brochure that Samois 
has, as well as the copies of letters that you have 
sent Samois. 

My own view u that sexual deviants, including 
S/M lesbians, induding “ordinary” lesbians and 
Gay men have no business passing judgment on or 
moving against other sexual deviants as long as 
safety and consent are held to. 

Can you recommend to me articles which pre- 
sent the facts of men who have been legally or 
otherwise persecuted for being sexually involved 
with males under 18? How about articles dealing 
with persecution of boys who are involved with 
men sexually? 

I know that you have been accused of being age- 
ist, It seems somehow ironic to me. Has anyone 
pointed out that your critics are incredibly ageist? 
They assume that there cannot be a real loving 
relationship reaching across generational lines. 
They assume that the men must be exploiting the 
boys. They discount the possibility of honest love, 
affection and passion between men and boys. 
They discount the idea that the boys may actually 
be in an advantaged position or that boys may 
have the ability to exploit in some cases. 

1 hope to hear from you soon. 

Sincerely, 

Janet Schrim 


• GLAD TO HAVE MARK 

Dear Sir: 

1 am a fourteen year old boy involved sexually 
with an older guy I happen to love very much. 1 
am sick and tired of listening to all these stories 
about boy-lovers and how perverted and sick they 
- are=-^'eS! , -if. it'-wasr. U for- my- older.frien d, Marje^ 
would probably be dead by now. 

When I was 1 1 years old my parents started to 
drink real heavy, and instead of buying food they 
bought a lot of booze. They were fighting all the 
time, and my dad always hit me for not cleaning 
the house. One night I was looking at this horror 
movie on television and I got scared, so I went 
over to where he was sitting and said “Dad, can I 
sit with you?” Well, he called me a little faggot 
and then took the belt to me. He hit me extra hard 
that night because the belt-buckle hit me in the lip 
and I had to have 8 stitches. (Dad told the hospital 
doctor I was in a fight with another kid.) 

When I turned 12 things really got pretty bad, 
because my mother took my little sister and ran 
away. 1 was now all alone at home with my dad. 
He got fired from his truck-driving job for drink- 


ing. and he took out ail his hatred on me. One 
night I stayed al the local library a little later 
finishing my homework . and when f got home my 
dad was drunk and punched me in the face and 
threw me out of the house. 1 guess a neighbor call- 
ed the police because they came and locked him up 
and took me to a children’s shelter. 

1 was only there for a short time, because it was 
there when 1 met Mark who was a youth case- 
worker. He was always so nice and gentle with me. 
For the first time I was being treated like a human 
being. Mark asked me if I would tike to spicnd the 
Chrisimas holidays with him, and I jumped ai the 
opportunity. All during that period Mark treated 
me like his son, taking me to the movies, ice- 
skating, football games, and watching television 
together. The last night together was very sad 
because Mark exported I was going to be moved 
to a special school for boys who didn’t have any 
parents or relatives. 

Weil, Mark hugged me that night and 1 could 
tell he was crying too. 1 told him that night 1 loved 
him and wanted to remain with him forever. 

I had to go back to the shelter, but a few weeks 
later I had to go to this big court room and 1 saw 
Mark sitting there smiling. The judge asked me if 1 
would like to live with Mark for good. I was so 
bappy 1 cried. 

Well 1 was now 1 3 years old and like most other 
guys was jerking off every chance I could. Mark 
surprised me one night and walked into my room 
while I had my penis in my hand. I was scared he 
would send me back to the shelter, but instead he 
smiled and sat down on the bed and talked to me. 
That night he took me in his arms and gently 
masturbated me to my first orgasm. He held me 
tight afterwards and it was the most thrilling ex- 
perience of my entire life. I know that Mark is a 
boy-lover, but 1 also know he loves me like a son. l 
am now 14 and I have a girl friend and Mark is 
very excited for me. He even gives me spending 
money to take my girl friend ice-skating and to the 
movies. 

""“W eilr^MarV— gets^these — Bulletins— from_the_ 
NAMBLA and he is a member. I often look at 
these and other boy-love material and 1 get sick 
when I read about how some people treat guys 
who love boys. 

Without guys like Mark, 1 would probably be 
dead today because without someone to love me 
— well, life wouldn’t be worth living. 

I am the luckiest and happiest kid today because 
of boy-lovers like Mark. 

No one told me to write this letter, and every- 
thing I wrote is the complete truth. Maybe others 
can leam from my experience that boy-lovers arc 
indeed the real men of our society. Thank you for 
reading this and you can print it if you like. 

A very proud 14 year old 
Carl 







12 March 1981: A dozen NAMBLAites 
and friends picket and trash the Kid- 
Porn-Fest run by B.U. Nutty Nurse 
Ann Burgess and featuring that oid 
pom-waver himself, Lloyd Martin. 
Mitzel and Reeves actually wound up 
at the very same dinner table with 
Lloyd and Beth Martin. KId-Porn 
Lloyd was very upset. Nutty Nurtz 
never recovered. She’s subsequently 
been read out of the leadership of the 
victimization MafisL Back to btood 
drives for her. She can use her teethi 





NAMBJLA NEWS FAIX Ml 


“The man-boy pomo shots were sent to Dailas for developing. 
The hi-speed developer broke down. An employee saw the 
prints and made a complaint. That’s how the whole investiga- 
tion got started.” 



sent some pomo shots of a man and a Poy to 
a film processor in OaUas.The high-speed 
developer broke down. An employee al the 
plant saw the pomo pix mkI made a com- 
ptaint to police. 

Subsequently, a warrant was issued to ob- 
tain a trunk ot Halvorsen’s which was stored 
at Campbell’s studio. Police thought it con- 
tained more pomo pictures. What began as a 
standard police investigation was scooped 
up by Conntck’s office, tarted up, and turned 
into a massive attack on the boy-lovers. 

Four of the defendants, Cramer, Halvor- 
sen, Woodali,and perhaps Bradford, had 
known one another in Florida where they all 
had been associated with a school years 
before. They moved to New Orleans, except 
for Bradford. Most of the piartying went on at 
Halvorsen’s. 

The main charge used against most of the 
New Orleans men was that of conspiracy — 
"conspiracy to commit the aggravated crime 
against nature." A heavy-weight handle for 
such an everyday matter. 

One New Orteans native who followed 
these events closely said the conspiracy 
charge was unusual. He couldn’t ever recall 
Its being used before in statutory sex viola- 
tions. He said that in the past, when boy- 
lovers were arrested, the charge was one of a 
lesser degree and the penalty was probation 
or 6 months in jail. The subsequent draco- 
nian penalties meted out to Woodhall and 
the others was a clear indication that D.A. 
Connick was participating in the national pat- 
tern of making boy-lovers into a targetted 
political minority. 

Connick maintained that all these men 
were part of a conspiracy. Only those two 
men <Mellor and Phillips) who were not New 
Orleans residents escaped being charged 
with conspiracy. They faced specific sex 
acts ch aro es. 

As to Connick’s""advSTtage in charging 
conspiracy, it permitted all the accused to be 
tried before the same judge. This turned out 
to be Judge Schulingkamp, a hard-liner. 
Through a little legerdemain, Connick arrang- 
ed to have Schulingkamp hear these cases, 
even though technically, in an impartial 
system, the prosecutor should not be allow- 
ed to select a judge or go judge-shopping. It 
was Schulingkamp who handed out these 
hideousiy-long sentences. Connick. had said 
he would come down heavily. In public, on 
any judge who gave the defendants light 
sentences. The trickery of the D.A. was clear 
in the case of Lewis Sialle. Sialle had no prior 
record. He had cooF>erated with the D.A. as 
informant and state witness. A pre- 
sentencing investigation recommended pro- 
bation to the court. Sialle got a 7-yaer 
sentence. 

Campbell, who fled New Orieans after be- 
ing tipped off by the D.A. personally, was 
later arrested and charged with conspiracy. 
But just recenity, a judge threw this charge 
out. Campbell, in 1981, still faces trial on a 
sex charge. 

About the same time the photos jammed 
at the Dallas photo lab, a boy scout told a 
New Orleans city official that he had had sex 
with a scout troop leader. Police began an in- 
vestigation into this. It turned out that this 
alleged boy victim had been one of John 
Reed Cwnpbell’s models for the Huck 
Finn/Tom Sawyer Life*On-The-Mississippi 
series. 

Police said they took statements from 3 
other boys. These boys linked Halvorsen and 
Lang to sex activity. It was 9 Sept. 1976 when 
police looked through Campbell’s studio for 
Halvorsen’s and Lang’s suitcases which they 
had heard were stored there. .On 10 Sept., 
police arrested Halvorsen, Woodall and one 
other. Campbell was not a suspect then. 


On 13 Sept., after hie private tete-a-tete 
with the D.A., Campbeli ptacked his bags and 
split town. On 14 Sept., police wrote up an ar- 
rest warrant for Campbell. The next day. Con- 
nick ordered the police not to arrest Camp- 
bell. 

On 30 Sept., the D.A. filed bills of Informa- 
tion alleging that 13 men — some affiliated 
with a New Orleans Boy Scout Troop — had 
been involved in a massive conspiracy to 
commit aggravated assault and aggravated 
crimes against nature.The charges did not 
issue from a grand jury. 

Connick marked a handful of boy-lovers for 
arrest. High on his list were Ray Woodall. 
Halvorsen and Cramer. Even though Connick 
had built his witchhunt by prying names out 
of boy street prostitutes, the D.A. played up 
the Boy Scout angle, going on au>d on about 
how these men had organized a special troop 
simply for their sexual pleasure. And, hence, 
the press created The Boy Scout Sex Ring, 
even though Boy Scouts were few and tar 
between. In fact, eunong the dozen boys used 
by Connick as "victims,” only one had been a 
Boy Scout. Subsequently, the national office 
ot The Boy Scouts of America cleared Troop 
137 (ConnicK's alleged Sex Scouts) of any 
hint of scandal.The Big Lie was more sale- 
able than the ho-hum truth. 

After the 10 Sept, arrests, John Campbell 
got some special attention. When Campbell 
heard through the gay-vine that Connick had 



Rhoto from the fall 1979 arrest of John Reed 
Campbell in Yuma, Arizona. Campbell was 
returned to New Orieans. The conspiracy 
charge against him was dropped. And he re- 
mains in that city, busy painting and hoping 
his buddy Connick will drop the remaining 
boy-charge he still faces. 


**John Reed Campbeli is one of New Orleans’ most successful 
painters. He was also a backer of D.A. Harry Connick — and 
perhaps a former lover. When Campbell heard he was about to 
be arrested on a sex charge, he met with the D.A. personally 
and then left town. Special favors for special friends.” 


"Him on a'lisf forarresi,- Campbeil'cailed Con-::^ 
nick’s office and set up a meeting. Campbell 
went to the D.A.’s office and met with Con- 
nick and his first assistant. No one has 
disclosed what was discussed in this private 
session. The result, however, was that Camp- 
bell fled New Orieans within 2 days. He 
travelled around the country and finally set- 
tled in Yuma, Arizona, where he continued to 
paint, shipping the product off to New 
Orleans tor sale. This w^ the fall of 1976. 

After he fled charges were fifed against 
him and he was declared a fugitive from 
Justice. It was later learned that Connick — 
who had won reelection In 1977 — hadn’t put 
Campbell’s name in the National Crime Infor- 
mation Computer (NCiC) until fate 7979. 
Unless the status of f ugitivfty is pumped into 
the NCIC, It’s virtually impossible to catch a 
fugitive from one state If ho is hiding In an- 
other state. Many suspect that was 
Connick’s purpose. 

After Connick was exposed on this lapse, 
he put Campbell's information into NCiC. 
Shortly thereafter, Campbell was arrested In 
Arizona — on a tip from postal authorities — 
and returned to New Orleans. 

One of those arrested by Connick In this 
witchhunt and sent to prison, wrote a 
memorandum to the court about Connick’s 
relationship with Campbell. He wrote: 
‘'Either Halvorsen or Woodall told me that 
Campbell and Connick were former homo- 
sexual lovers and had been in business to- 
gether. I though they were putting me on but 
I saw Campbell was grinning ear to ear and 
he responded that he and Connick used to be 
lovers and that they did operate a health spa 
and a physique magazine busirtess. Camp- 
bell told me that he and Connick were tight, 
and that he had some action photos of them 
in sexual acts and that if I did not believe 
him, he would show them to me. I was only in 


■ 'New- OrteanS'-two^niQhts-and'-d!d*.noi_see. 
Campbell again and did not see the pictures. 

I have no reason not to believe Mr. Campbell. 

. . . Campbell told me much more but I 
definitely remember him saying that he and 
Connick were lovers, that he had action pic- 
tures to prove this, that Connick had a good 
ass and he used to fuck the shit out of him." 

Campbell, after his 1979 arrest and return- 
to New Orieans, publicly denied reports of in- 
timacy with the D.A. 

What has been suggested is that Connick, 
even while in the crucible of whipping up this 
witchhunt, managed to tip off his old friend 
and campaign contributor so he could split 
town. It was not revealed if any money chang- 
ed hands for this information. 

As to what was behind this crazy spasm of 
anti-gay and anti-BL panic, defendant Rich- 
ard Halvorsen wrote; “No one but Harry Con- 
nick. One reason is obvious. He was running 
for reelection. He got it. Another reason is 
his own gayness. By directing an attack on 
the gays, he took the spotlight off himself. 
He must have been aware he was suspect. A 
woman Asst. D.A., who has since gone into 
private practice, Ms. Bane, told me that she 
md others have heard stories of Connick’s 
'being gay long before these cases broke." 

Larry Joe Phillips, who is now out of prison 
and fivtng in Georgia, was tried because one 
boy allegedly named him as a sex partner. In 
fact, the boy had named two other men but 
not Phillips. And the stale and Connick had 
daUberatety withheid exculpatory evidence 
from PhiSHps and his attorney. 

The alleged victim, Danny Karlsen, told 
police that he had had sex with Phillips in 
New Orleans. But Karlsen was in St. Louis at 
that time with another man. It was Phillips’s 
court-appointed attorney, Richard Stricks, 
who, in the midst of these sensational charg- 
es, fought hard for his client. As a result, a 




12 


NAMBUi NEWS FALL 19» 


Harry Connick, O.A. for ttte parish of Orleans 
since 1973. Is he enforcing the law against 
boy- lovers to hide his own gay past? 



THE 1976 NEW ORLEANS BOY-LOVE BUST: 
IT GOES ON & ON 


*‘A long-time resident in that city had this to say about New 
Orleans: ‘As far as politics goes, New Orleans is a banana 
republic’.*’ 


by Cinolnnatug 

In the past 10 years, t^^re have been 
enough anti-pedo dragnets by various crook- 
ed cops and denrtenied, power-hungry D.A.s 
that a pattern to their assaults has emerged. 

The bones of this pattern ware first visible 
in John Gerasst’s acoo^t of a similar scan- 
dal In Mormon-ridden Idaho In Th9 Boys of 
Boisa. But further practice has put ftesh on 
this skeleton of a witchhunt scenario. As 
recently as this summer, we’ve watched the 
same tired script unfold on Long IslarKi with 
the raid on Martin Swithlnbank's home and 
the attack on NAMBLA. 

There are 3 essential componerns required 
for a "successful” police and official panic. 
Their goal is to prejudice the public through 
-outrageous-hsadt:nes-8nd-stohes^and_Jorce — 
those arrested to plead guilty, plea bargain, 
or inform for the state to continue the witch- 
hunt. 

First, all sexual activity between men and 
teens must be characterized as "a ring,” 
Secondly, activity must be said to be so 
rare and hard to find that men from all over 
the world are winging In to this town to de- 
bauch and sexually abuse poor young boys. 
Money is said to be no problem as long as 
the men can get the boys. The boys in each 
locality where a witchhunt occurs are depict- 
ed as 50 luscious and special that they draw 
men from all over. They must be juicy and fill- 
ed with hot cum. 

The motives of the men must be clearly 
portrayed as malevolent and anti-Christian. 
The men are said to be shipping the boys 
around Soften using credit card accounts), 
drugging them, using them for pom, prostitu- 
tion, to snooker in new recruits, etc. if lucky, 
the cops will really hit paydirt and say that 
the men, after sucking the boys dry, kin 
thsm. Cops have wot dreams over discover- 
ing a man-boy murder ring! Sort of like The 
Marines! 

Yet each particular anti-BL witchhunt has 
its own twists. A regular tidbit thrown in is 
that, since no red-blooded Amerikan lad 
would ewer make It with a Bl_ the “abused” 
boys must be characterized as somowhat re- 
tarded, or at least simple-minded and pliable 
to the predatory wishes of rich outsiders. 
This stuff really packages well, and the press 
can swallow It whole for days without ever 
burping up one question. 

With these three essentials in place, the 
cops can sweep in and arrest as many as 
they choose, ruining careers, lives, smashing 
families, homes, etc. Just for that headline 
and possible promotion. 

That these “ring” charges usually fall apart 
under public scrutiny or in court means iittie. 
If each crooked O.A. has his way, there wilt 


be no public scrutiny, and when they get to 
court, it witi only be to plead guilty and take 
the outrageous sentence. Evidence for sex 
charges is somethiivg pubilcity-tovino O.A.8 
have scant use for. 

New Orleans, In 1976, went through just 
such a spasm. 

New Orleans. Some have written eUsout 
this city as though it were a separate country, 
cut off from the rest of the U.S. by Its water- 
defined geography. Some say It has man- 
ners, customs and legal practices all its own. 

Surely, in this fraud-ridden land, no city 
has a monopoly on public malfeasance and 
political corruption. Yet, If there were a con- 
test, the city of New Orleans would be e top 
:,f i nal i long-tim e^resident. had th ls_to_say_ 
about New Orleans politics: "As far as poli- 
tics goes. New Orleans is a banana 
republic.” 

The current D.A. there is a young man nam- 
ed Harry Connick. He replaced Jim Garrison 
who is now a state judge. 

Garrison came to fame as a result of an in- 
vestigation he undertook to find out who kill- 
ed JFK. When his chief suspect — a strange 
tittle quean by the name of David Ferrie — up 
and died on him, Garrison, feeling the heat 
from the press to make his case, indicted 
Ciay Shaw for conspiracy In the JFK kill. 

Shaw was a playwright, an early gentrifier 
In real estate, and retired director of the Inter- 
national Trade Mart. 

Shaw was also homosexual. Garrison kept 
Shaw under indictment tor two years. Gar- 
rison stirred up the homophobic angle to the 
Kennedy Assassination and ruined poor 
Shaw. It was an outrage even the abuse- 
inured New Orleans people found too hard to 
take. 

Garrison himself made headlles when a 
father accused Garrison of sexual assault 
upon the man’s 12-year-old son at the New 
Orleans Athletic Club. No charges devel- 
oped. Garrison was later indicted by the Feds 
for taking illegal pinbaM machine kickbacks. 
He beat the rap. Garrison lived next door to 
Carlos Marcello, the reputed crime boss of 
New Orleans. Garrison repeatedjy denied any 
presence of organized crime in that city. Gar- 
rison now dispenses Justice — or perhaps 
sells it. 

Harry Connick first ran lor the D.A.’s office 
in 1969. He lost to Garrison by just a few 
votes. In 1973, he had better luck; he won. In 
1978, he got his 4-year term extended to 6 
years. He doesn't face the voters until 1984. 

Harry Connick has followed In the foot- 
prints of Big Jim. Sometime in 1976, Cont\ick 
got the bee in his bonnet to go after the boy- 
lovers. His witchhunt became the paradigm 


for future anti-pedo dragnets. 

One strong lead as to Connick’s motiva- 
tion for this anti-gay and anti-BL witchhunt 
comes from his own past. This leads us right 
to one of the interesting angles in the case. 

One of the more famous and successful 
naturalist painters in New Orleans is a 
gentleman named John Reed Campbell. 
Campbell’s work is a staple at New Orleans 
galleries. Years back, Campbell had run a 
male health club. One person familiar with 
this club wrote: "At one time in the '40s and 
*SOs, Mr. Campbell had a health ctub at 732 
Lake Ave. in Metairie. His health/youth club 
was attended by many youths from nearby 
Lakeview. Harry Connick was among the 
membership. Physical exercjse and photog- 
raphy were the keystone'of the~youth-club— 
... An inner circle developed among the 
membership" which used to engage in 
mutual masturbation, sucking and fucking. 
And photos were taken. "These activities got 
out of hand, and Campbei! decided to dis- 
band the club. Campbell was known to have 
trunkloads of photographs in his persona! 
collection which he processed in his studio 
and from which copies were made and sold 
to collectors nationwide through ads placed 
in his own publications.” 

In the '60s, Campbell launched an art and 
physique magazine. Some of the health club 
photos made their way Into print. 

After Clay Shaw was arrested, Campbell, 
who knew Shaw, was queried. His gay phy- 
sique mag folded. But came the 1976 Bicen- 
tennial celebration and Campbell developed 
the idea of tying in his painting with the 
hoopla. He advertised for young male models 
to pose for his series of Tom Sawyer/ Huck 
Finn paintings. One report had it that Camp- 
bell even cleared his soliciting newspaper ad 
copy with Connick before it ran. Some time 
earlier, Campbell had been commissioned by 
the Boy Scouts of America to paint a large 
canvas filled with boy scouts. This he did. 
One rumor has it that Campbell used an old 
photo of a younger Harry Connick as the 
model for one of the prettier faces in the 
work. 

Campbell was close to the D.A. in several 
regards. He counted himself as a political 
supF>orter. Campbeli said he had painted 
targe campaign signs for Connick’s success- 
ful election bid. This work was worth about 
$2000. He also said he bought $1000 worth of 
benefit tickets to help wipe out Connick’s 
campaign debts. 

How did Connick wind up arresting so 
many men under the sensational (and false) 
scare of "a Boy Scout Sex Ring”? 

One gentleman, Cramer, had apparently 


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NAMBLA PROTESTS 
BUTLER CONVICTIONS 


Thomas Hopkinson. 33. an amateur photogra- 
pher and summer camp counselor, promised to 
take the expensive promotional photos for gratis. 
Hopkinson took the fdiotos of the boys, and then 
allegedly told Jeffrey to wait outside for Butler. 
He then allegedly took Christopher into a bath- 
room and performed an act of fdUatio upon him. 

Hopkinson accompanied Butler when be drove 
the boy home. When the boy’s mother saw him in 
the car, she questioned Christopher as to who he 
was. Christopher broke down and udd her of the 
man’s sexual activities with him . He also stated 
that Butler had kissed him on several occasions . 

Hopkinson fled to Los Angeles. Butler was ar- 
rested for ‘Tewdneas with a minor.” and was jail- 
ed. He was later released with time served when 
the charge was reduced to ''annoying a minor.*’ 
Hopkinson was returned from Los Angles to Las 
Vegas, and was eventually rdeased on SSOO.OOO 
cash bail. He was charged with "sexual assault** 
upon Omstopher. Nothing further has been heard 
from about this case since then. 

Jeffrey’s grandmother began to question the 
boy about Butler when she learned that be was 
homosexual, and that he bad a previous record for 
coBsensual sex with boys. Jeffrey finally her 
that Butler had been having sex with him since he 
was lO-ycars-old. The grandmother complained to 
the police, whereupon Butler was charged with ten 
counU of sex with the boy. The indictments were 
later dr o pped, and Butler was set free. 

Butler was later summoned by Jeffrey’s mother 
to meet her and the boy at a park, where two 


policemen emerged from nearby bushes to issue an 
arrest warrant charging him with 22 counts of sex 
with the boy. As Butler was taken away, Jeffrey 
was led away crying and screaming. The boy was 
so tqiset that he had to be given sedatives for 
aeveral days afterwards. 

Another boy. Paul Zapuila. then 12, visited 
Butler in jail and told him of the mistreatment at 
the hand of police designed to get Jeffrey, himself, 
and other boys to sign statements against Butler. 
Paul also delivered several messages to Jeffrey 
from Butler during the early pan of the arrest and 
trial. 

Butler bad met Jeffrey in 1977, when the-boy 
was lO-years-old. through a mutual friend. Jeffrey 
was then hustling [with two other boys] on the Las 
Vegas strip. Butler signed Jeffrey into his act, and 
found jobs for the other two boys. Butler 
approached the boy’s mother, a divorcee and card 
dealer in Las V^as, and she eagerly agreed to sign 
the contract for her son’s panidpation in Che 
acrobatic act. She also signed an agreement which 
gave Butler primary care over the boy. 

Butler states that he is not guilty of the charges 
that the ' state - of-Nevada - has. made against him . 
Several of the counts in the indictment involved 
dates prior to the time Butler had met Jeffrey. 
Butler asserts that because of pressures by the 
boy’s family and the police, the boy felt that be 
had no other choice but to hide his homosexuality 
and implicate Butler. 

Butler is being represented by court-app>oimed 
appellate counsel Kathryn Kirkland. She is prepar- 
ing an appeal, either for relief in the sentence, or a 
retrial with a change in venue to a location where 
homophobia is not so rampant. It is not certain 
that this is possible in Nevada, a state influenced 
by Mormonism. 

NAMBLA condemns the attacks by Nevada 
[and other states] against boy-lovers, and the anti- 
bomosexual prejudice demonstrated in this case, 
where the facts at trial were acknowledged to in- 
volve private and consensual sexual behavior. 

The sentence imposed is truly cruel and unusual 
punishment in any possible sense of the phrase. It 
is in reality a ‘‘death’’ sentence, though the state 
does not call it that. NAMBLA asks everyone con- 
cerned about police and state violations of civil 
rights to show their support for Butler in his ap- 
peal. 

Send letters of protest to: Robert List, Gover- 
nor. State of Nevada, State House. Carson City, 
NV 89701, and to Charles L. Wolff. Jr.. Ehrector 
of Nevada Prisons, P.O. Box 607, Carson City. 
NV B97DI. Send a copy of any statements to the 
PrisoDer Support Committee c/o NAMBLA. 

y*JV INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO 
ALE. 



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The foUowing Is an account of the trials of the members of PIE 
earfier this year and the continuing British harassment of boy- 
iovers on that grim little (stand. The public prosecution of Tom 
O'Carroli and others was realty r>ot so much about the picayune 
activities alleged by the state to have transpired within PIE. No, 
O'Carroil and the others were hounded because they were In the 
forefront for advocacy in an important but unpopular cause. 
Public officials are all bullies (and most are crootis) and so they, 
naturally, target the weakest and most honorad>#e men in the 
polity. O’Carroll was also especially targe tied berceuse he had 
written a researched, brilliant, hard-hitting and toptcal book on 
pedophitia. 

What we see in the PIE trials, just like their counterparts here 
in the U.S.. is that the so-called authorities really assume thoTe is 
massive public support to uniformly condemn boy-lovers, their 
advocates and those who would work for change. What we who 
follow these events discover is that — exccept for the hard-core 
sexually repressed (usually men) and the political pare- fascists 


— diversity of opinion and willingness to understand male 
relationships of all ages Is as diverse as human behavior. Slowly, 
but. surely, the state Is going to lose this battle of assuming 
“public opinion" is automatical ty theirs. 

Much public comment compared O'Carroll’s trials with those 
of Oscar Wilde. Correctly so. Tom bravely survives incarceration 
at Wormwood Scrubs (Du Cane Rd. London W12 UK) while Oscar 
was shipped to Pentonville (even older and more foul). While 
there, Wilde commented; “It this is the way the Oueen treats her 
prisoners, she doesn’t deserve to have any!" From this side of 
the Atlantic — and far be it from us to turn up noses at any 
culture — II is hoped that the flames licking the cities of Britain 
will sweep up and consume that horrible govt, and its sovereign. 
The best tonic for the British, as for the Americans, would be a 
new revolution. And when that time comes, a long line of martyrs 

— some Irish, others not — but including Wilde and O’Carroil, 
will have their names invoked as retribution day arrives. 


•THE P.I.E. TRIALS* 

TOM O’CARROLL & 4 OTHERS VICTIMIZED 
BY BRIT “JUSTICE” 


After two major trials and five changes in the 
wording of the indictment, the State, aided by a 
judge and jury, finally succeeded in its intention 
of convicting Tom O’CarroU of “conspiracy to 
corrupt public morals.” What crime, deserving 
solitary confinement for two years, was Tom 
alleged to have committed? According to the 
State, be had conspired with other members of 
PIE’S Executive Committee to encourage adver- 
— tj?er,s in. PIE’S Contac: Page to ga in introdu ction 
to children for sex. In 'a second ctimge the defen- 
dants were said to have conspired to corrupt 
public morals by encoura^ng advertisers in the 
same publication to exchange child pornography. 
At the outset, it should be emphasized that NOT 
A SINGLE guilty verdict was brought on the latter 
charge, but its importance in the trials lay in the 
opportunity it gave to Prosecuting Counsel, David 
Tudor Price, to prejudice the jury’s minds against 
O’CarroU on the first, more serious charge. 

The law of conspiracy to corrupt public morals 
is a judge-made law, introduced in the seventeenth 
century, which has never been passed by Act of 
Parliament. It had lain almost dormant for three 
hundred years, and. in 1976 the Law Commission 
recommended its abolition. Parliament, two years 
later, suspended any decision to abolish the law, 
because recent governments had found, to theii 
delight, that it provided a useful means of sup- 
pressing the views of dissident minorities. Pro- 
secutions can be brought on far weaker evidence 
than is normally required, and judges have power 
to adapt the law as they go along. The outcome is 
that a person may not be able to know if he has 
broken the law until he has been already tried and 
convicted. A second, ludicrous fact is that it is not 
illegal to corrupt public morals, only to oon^ire 
with another person to do so. In 1970 the House 
of Lords expressed its concern over the state of the 
law, aaH introduced a clause ctwring that the pro- 
secution must prove that a defendant had inimded 
to break the law. However laudable their motives 
may have been, the Lords failed to appreciate that 
they were asking future juries, twelve ordinary 
men and women, to perform an impossible task, 
to assess what the defendanU bad been t h i nk i n g 
p«'haps ytsu^s previously. In the first of the pres- 
ent trials the jury recognised this difficulty and 
reftised to bring in any guOty verdicts at all. One 
of the four defendants. David Wade, was acquit- 
ted on both charges. Two others, J<rfm Parratt 
and Michael Dagnall, were acquitted on the more 
serious charge. They failed to agree on either 
charge against Tom, or on the lesser charge 



JAILED leader O'ChrroH 


against John and Michael. So the three were 
ordered to stand trial again. 

The six men and six women in the second jury 
were a motley selection, including one barmaid 
and an dderly gentleman who represented a uni- 
que proof of the existence of life after death. 
Evidently they considered themselves perfectly 
qualified in the art of mind-rendmg, for they 
brought in a unanimous verdict of guilty against 
Tom on the more serious charge after only three 
hours. The lesser charge against him was waived. 
Jaliat and Micbad were found not guilty — since 
the evidence against them was pracdcalty non- 
the jury could scarcely do otherwise — 
and they were released. 

If Tom did conspire to coiTupt public mmals, 
whom did be conqnre with? Certainly not with 
himself, nor with the three other defendants, who 
were found not gnihy. But the State had ac- 
counted for possibility, and had n a m ed two 
further m.'m hf.ri i of the Executive Committee in 
the indictment. Conveniently for the Prosecution, 
neithr r of thcse monbecs was availabie to defend 
himslf : Keith Hose, ex-Chainnan of PlE lives out- 
side the UK. and David Grove, who had been 
PIE’S Secretary, died of cancer last year. Two 
weeks befcm David’s death, his solicitor was con- 
descendingly informed by the Director of Public 


Prosecutions that David would not be required to 
attend the trial. Yet his name was kept on the in- 
dictment. Judge Leonard in his summing-up 
speech, described the evidence against Keith Hose 
as “a straw in the wind,” clearly implying that he 
could not have been a co-conspiraior . He was 
more equivocal about David, so we must assume 
that the jury thought him to be the other con- 
spirator. 

How were Tom and, presumably, David alleged 
to ^ve co nspire d to gethe r? Well, one of David's 
duties had been to collect PIE’s'maiitbpen-the iet— 
tens, and distribute them to members of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee. Some letters were from mem- 
bers wanting to place adverts in the Contact Page. 
Very occasionally a member might, for example, 
wish to meet a family with children. Since there 
was a possibility that the member’s intentions 
might be sexual. Tom would point out that this 
was illegal, and suggest that the advert was altered 
so that it could not indicate that any illegal act was 
intended. Three months later, the amended advert 
would be duly published. The Prosecuting 
Counsel pounced on this point, accepting the 
legality of the altered advert, but claiming that 
Tom must have known the original intention of 
the member. Therefore, in his eyes, the altered 
advert was nothing more chan a legal smoke- 
screen. Had this view been correct, it is ironic to 
note that the Prosecuting Counsel did not demon- 
strate one single instance of sex between an adult 
and a child as a result of the Contact Page. Nor 
was any account taken of the fact that Tom had 
been answering at least six hundred letters a year, 
and b e en making numerous public speeches, as 
well as holding down a responsible and demanding 
job. The Contact Page only constituted a small 
and very hurried part of his work in PIE. In such 
circumstances occasional errors of judgement arc 
inevitable, but they do NOT warrant a prison 
sentence. 

To make the conspiracy part of the charge stick 
— two people are necessary, remember — David 
Grove, conveniently dead, was a necessary ac- 
complice. Having read the proposed advert from 
member s , and, having presumably read the pub- 
lished versions THREE MONTHS LATER, 
David mtist, according to the Prosecution, have 
noticed that their wording had been altered. And, 
by letting them pass, he was automatically a co- 
exynspirator. Had David been ahve to defend him- 
self. the sheer inanity of this assertion would have 
been glaringly obvious. He never showed particu- 
lar interest in the Contact Page, and. at most. 



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NAMBLA VICTORY! 

GROAT WINS EARLY PRISON RELEASE 




David Groat after his July. 1981, nelease from 
prison. NAMQLA work helped gained his 


meantime, be contacted NAMBLA- He spoke 
about his case at Boston and New York NAMBLA 
meeting. He marched with the NAMBLA contin- 
gent in the 1980 Gay Day Parade in Manhattan. 

Groat's Pittsfield Public Defender told him to 
plead guilty to all charges. He told Groat that the 
■ D.A..woald.be-lgnieDr and ask for no more than a 
l^year sentence. Groat rejected the idea of forego- 
ing a trial. 

Through NAMBLA. a direct appeal went out to 
the membership and SlOOO was raised to susure 
Groat proper l^al counsel. 

In the fall of 1980, Groat retained Atty. Michael 
Ripps who agreed to go to trial and fight the 
charges. Seeing they’d have to make a case in 
court, the D.A.’s office suddenly made noises 
about a lighter plea bargain. Groat indicated he 
might be willing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor 
charge, but he adamantly refused to plead to a 
rape charge even if it meant he could avoid jail. 

The D.A.'s office did a fast about-face and 
brought the charges to trial in Nov. 1980. After a 
2-day jury trial before Mass. Superior Court 
Judge William Simons. Groat was found guilty on 
all three counts. Days later, Simons sentenced 
Groat to 2 years in the Berkshire County House of 
CcMTections. In Massachusetts prison practice, on- 
ly 509I» of a house of ocurectiotts sent e n c e is served 
before release. 

Groat was initially held in protective custody on 
the assumption that a homosexual boy-lover 
would be subject to harassment and intioiidation 
from other inmates. After a few werics of this 
23-hour-a-day lock-up. Groat sought release into 
the general prison population. The Berkshire jail, 
which has an average populaton of about 75 in- 
mates, all white, usually houses young men doing 
short time for minor offenses. The average age of 
the inmate is about 29. 

Groat was quickly accepted by the other imates. 
Groat said that in his months in the prison he had 
only two iH-cd>lenis — tme arith another inmate 
with whom Groat spoke at length to get the guy 
past gay stereotyping, and with an intractably 
homophobic guard. 

Groat turned into a kind of iaShoose lawyer, 
assistixig tbe younger mmates with awareness of 
their rights and their legal options. Oroat’s ex- 
perienoe dearly demonstrates that the automatic 
assumptions that gay men and boy'lovers are in- 
mate targets are wrong-headed, and that each 
situation has its own qualities. 

NAX<BLA continued working for Oroat*s free- 


dom. Boston gay activist attorney John Ward, of 
the Oay A Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, 
bxdc up Groat's appeals. 

On June 26, Ward appeared before Judge 
Simons and grgued for a revoke and revise mo- 
tion. No one from the DA.’s office bothered to 
sbow ^up -at_this hearin g . (O ne item Gr oat had 
shared with NAMBLA was that tKe“DTX., th?" 
First Asst. D.A. and the Sheriff of Berkshire 
County were all members of the same family.) 
Atty. Ward had -thought with him Dr. Jonas 
Fields, a Boston psychiatrist who is an expert in 
the area of male sexuality. Fidd told the court that 
tbe impact of a sexual encounter between an adult 
male and a sexually active leenaged male might 
cause guilt and anxiety, but only because of the ex- 
isting social taboos on such encounters. As for any 
long-range impact. Field denied tbere'd be any 
tratuna or permanent psycbologica] effect. This 
was an important point, since Simons had origin- 
ally sentenced Groat because he accepted the 
state’s argument that man-boy sex acu were harm- 
ful to youth. 

Ward also submitted two letters by prison 
guards that tastifted to Groat’s good work in the 
jail'. A supportive letter from the Director of tbe 
Berkshire County Court Clinic was also given the 
court. 

Groat himself had written the Judge a letter. In 
it, OrosU Smons about his experiences prior 
to incarceratioa. aiul while behind bars. **1 was 
subjected to a physical assault prior to the trial by 
7 b(^ one night while out walking. 

Shortly before this incident, 1 was subjected to a 
violent and forcible rape by an adult male, who 
screamed obscenities at nte in reference to my sex- 
ual orientatioa and iscideat with the boy. . . . 
Here [m prison] [ watch others whenn 1 reused 
become tntter as tbeir sentences go on. These t»ce 
happy gnd easy-going people beemne unlike them- 
selves as the time in which they have learned their 
lessons has passed, but the incarceratioa con- 
tinued. Your Hoom-, I do not want to become like 
these peof^. I do not want to become bitter, or to 
take a negative attitude whidi could have a hann- 
ftil effect. , . . I. truly fear that continued in- 
carcentkm could have such negative effects on 
me. ... I wish that I could show you eadi thing 
that has occurred in my life during these past two 
years, but this is impossiUe. AD that I can do is 
teD you about these things, and hope that you can 
understand apd believe them.” 

While in prison. Groat had also taken it upon 


himself to build up the prison correspondence net- 
work for NAMBLA. Based on the 125 men in 
Mass, prisons and treatment centers, NAMBL.-^ 
estimates that there are at least 5000 men serving 
time in the U.S. for activities similar to that which 
sent Groat to jail. While in prison, Groat said he 
was receiving up to 30 or 40 letters a day from 
other gay inmates. Groat often got more mail on a 
daily basis than the rest of the prison populaiion 
combined . 

On 6 July. 1981, Groat was ordered released 
from prison. Judge Simons, who was sitting in 
another county, personally drove to the jail to de- 
liver his release order to the Sheriff. 

Groat had served only 7 months of his 2-year 
term. Simons also revised all 3 sentences to time 
served and ordered concurrent probation for 
Croat on all three counts. 

There has been diverse speculation as to wh\ 

Groat’s motion for early release succeeded. Groat 
himself thinks that it was peutly as a result of his 
organizational skiDs while in prison that the 
Sheriff came around to wanting his early dis- 
charge. 

Wayne Sunday, a New York NAMBLA mem- 
ber who has closely foUowed Groat’s case from 
the Stan, said: “My feeling was that they wanted 
to get rid of David after 6 months. David w-as well- 
liked by aD the guards, except for the one 
homophobe. And all the inmates liked him a lot.” 

Atty. John Ward had this to say: “The Judge 
frit that any more jail time would exceed proper 
punishment fm the offense. I think he was im- 
pressed by David’s letter. We made a showing that 
the effect of consensual sex with an adolescent is 
minimal except for the brouhaha caused by the 
police and courts. The real lesson is that if people 
weren’t behind Groat, I never would have heard 
of him and I couldn’t have helped him. We’re 
ahead of the game by our own network. It’s 
significant that there was a support network. 

Sometimes, occasionally, it works. This was one 
of those times. I’m glad he’s out.’’ 

Judge Simons, in March of 1981. presided at the 
sensational Springfield <MA) trial of Stephen Ger- 

■"luitian" (see ~f>fews "Atoresii - who rdespit e " the - sehsa — 

tional charge of sex with an II -year-old boy at a 
YMCA camp, had wide community support in his 
fight with the D.A. Largely because of this out- 
spoken community support. Gerantian was given 
a suspended sentence. Judge Simons might have 
been sensitized on this issue as a result of this amd 
a growing number of other similar cases. 

As Groat himself documented before and dur- 
ing his incarceration, there has been (and con- 
^ues to be) an unprecedented increase in the 
number of men arrested in Massachusetts for 
Btntutory sex violations (no force). Of those ar- 
rested, gay men are a disproportionately large 
group. Some legislators and judges appear to be 
growing impatient with local, and usually corrupt 
county District Attorneys, who shower indict- 
ments down upon those for private sexual beha- 
vior. Activities which would not be a matter for 
criminal justice purview in other districts clog 
criminal courts in Massachusetts. For example, 
the Springfield County D.A. has over 1700 people 
in that county under indictment. This is 5 times as 
many as are under indictment in Suffolk County 
(Boston) which has 3 times the population. It is 
clear these D.A.s manipulate the criminal justice 
system to nail their critics and terrorize those (gay 
men and boy-lovers) whose persecution wiU win 
sympathetic press. One way judges can respond to 
these over-indicting D.A.s is to step-up the process 
of early release. This may have played a role in 
Groat’s release. Certainly, the Berkshire County 
D.A. (Roberto) and tbe Springfield County D.A, 

(Ryan) have been the most malfeasant in office in 
pursuing men who have had consensual sex with 

Groat has relocated to New York City where he 
BOW heads the NAMBLA Emergency Defense 
Project. He also continues to develop NAMBLA’s 
Prison Project. 

When asked what he had to say about his ex- 
periences with the l^al process. Groat said; 

“Prison is just a waste. It’s just warehousing. You 
Just sit and sit.’’ 



8 


NAMBLA NEWS FALL MS] 


As N AMELIA NEWS zoes to press fAugJ, no decision had been reached by Justice Steefe on The 
motion to remove Bichard Petuso from his status as a Sexuatiy Dangerous Person. 


DECISION AWAITED ON PELUSO SDP HEARING 



The Sexual Treatment Unit at 
where Richard Peiuso has been 
locked up since 1977. 


Bridgewater Correctional Institution 
— so they call it. 


On May 7 througb 10, 1981, a hearing was held 
in Suffolk County Superior Cotirt before Judge 
Waller Steele for removal of the SexuaUy Danger- 
ous Person (SDP) status of Richard Peiuso. 

In 1977 Peiuso admitted fellating and mastur- 
bating two boys then aged 1 1 and 13. No coercion 
was alleged and the boys were said to have 
solicited sexual relatioits with him. For these acts 

.^Relusoi wa s found guilty _ on three counts of 

statutory- rape of a child under 16 and given three 
concurrent )5-io-25 year sentences and two counts 
of sexual assault on a minor with two concurrent 
sentences of five years. 

Declared “sexuaUy dangerous" by the Com- 
monwealth in 1978, Peiuso has spanit the last three 
years in Bridgewater Treatment Center, a max- 
imum security prison. The issue in the hearing is 
whether the incidence of consensual sexual rela- 
tions with children fulfills the statutory re- 
quirements of SDP which are: a) violence and like- 
ly repetition or b> compulsion and repetition or c) 
aggression and compulsion and d) a likelihood to 
inflict harm in the future. 

Peiuso was represented “pro bono" (free) by 
Attorneys Richard landoli and Kim Ducharm. 
NAMBLA organized the defense and contributed 
S8S0 out of its Emergency Defense Fund to pay 
for subpoena fees and other related costs. 

NAMBLA’s co-spokesperson Tom Reeves said 
on the importance of the hearing: “At stake is 
whether the mere occurrence of sexual relations 
with a minor constitutes an aggressive act, justify- 
ing a SDP rinding." 

The state’s case was argued by Linda Katz of 
the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office. The 
Suffolk County district attorney’s office which 
usually handles such hearings had disqualified 
itself because of its interest in the case. Both sides 
relied on the testimony of a number of psychi- 
atrists and psychologists. 

Dr. Moore, chief consultant to the Common- 
wealth on SDP, testifying for the Commonwealth, 
originally examined Peiuso in 1977 and determin- 
ed him to be SDP. Moore said Pehiso is mainly at- 
tracted now to older boys. 

Moore testified that Peiuso is not interested in 
treatment at Bridgewater and should be allowed to 
serve the remainder of his sentence in a correc- 
tional institution. On cross examination, Moore 
said of his 1977 interview that Peiuso was fearful 
of Walpole and that he had desired commitment 
as SDP in order to be protected. Moore knew of 
no evidence of trauma caused to the boys involv- 
ed. Case law has until now included “sexual ad- 
vances" as constituting harm. 


Dr. Wniiaih~Nagier~a~siaff-psychiatrisr-"at— 
Bridgewater, said Peiuso has made no progress. 
He testified that there had been a consensus 
among the therapists that there was no change in 
Peluso's makeup and that he is likely to have sex 
again with boys under 16. He pointed out, how- 
ever, that none of the acts Peiuso was accused of 
were necessarily aggressive. 

Nagler maintained since there had been “not 
one whit of progress" made by Peiuso from the 
1978 SDP rinding, he is today SDP. 

Peiuso had repeatedly requested a treatment 
plan outlining the goals and objectives of both the 
individual and group therapy he was receiving. 
Unable to get such a rqmrt, he dropped out of 
therapy after two and a half years. Michael Mc- 
Quire, an administrator at Bridgewater, testified. 
“Due to a lack of staffing, there is a backlog in 
preparing treatment plans." 

Joel Frost, the co-leader of P^uso’s therapy 
group, testified that Peiuso is unlikely to be 
violent. He said Peiuso has made progress in 
openly accepting his homosexuality and in taking 
responsibibty for his actions. Frost admitted this 
progress was not noted in his written evaluation 
on Peiuso. 

Dr. Charles Silverstein, a psychologist and 
aathor of several books on homosexuality and 
founder of the New York Gay Mental Health 
Clinic, tq>peared as an e x per t on sex between men 
and boys and testified on the imerpretation of psy- 
chological tests administered to Peiuso. After re- 
viewing these test results, he found no evidence of 
aggressiveness but rather a low-grade depression 
and kmdiness. 

Relationships with bosrs, Silverstein said, can be 
either nurturing or harmful depending on their 
context and milieu. Under cross 
examinationSUverstein said sexual relations bet- 
ween men and boys are often non-harmful and 
nurturing. 

Dr. Richard Pillard, Director of Psychophar- 
macology at Boston University, Professor of 
Psychiatry and one of the founders of the 
Homophile Health Service, testified that Peiuso is 


_noi - sexuaJly^dang erous .^.h aving shown n either 
compulsiveness nor aggression. PiJJard com- 
mented further that Peiuso had formed adult 
homosexual relations, a significant indicator of 
progress though he is stiU atuacted to late 
teenagers. He added that a treatment plan is 
necessary and important for a patient committed 
to a treatment center. 

Dr. William Mallamud, Clinical Director of the 
Solomon. Carter and Fuller Mental Health Center 
and a Professor of Psychiatry, also found Peiuso 
to be neither aggressive nor compulsive and there- 
fore not sexually dangerous. 

Peiuso testified that in Bridgewater he had for 
the first time come-out to himself and publicly in a 
therapy group. He said that he loved boys and had 
in the past made a number of mistakes in judg- 
ment and now would have acted differently. In 
Bridgewater he said he had formed adult homo- 
sexual relations and was in contact with a number 
of gay community groups and of these he was very 
proud. 

In summation, Katz, arms waving, said that 
though some sex with boys may be northarmful, in 
her mind what Peiuso bad done was obviously 
wrong, that be bad "preyed" on boys and had 
violated their trust in him by having sex with 
them. She argued it was in the best interests of 
both the Commonwealth and Peiuso for him to re- 
main at Bridgewater, avail himself of the treat- 
ment programs there, rather than spend the re- 
mainder of his sentence in a prison. 

landola pointed out that none of the experts 
testified that Peiuso had over acted tiggressively in 
his relations with boys. Peiuso he said had made 
progress at Bridgewater and should be allowed to 
serve the remainder of his sentence in prison. 

Judge Steele made it clear that he was interested 
in bearing testimony on .whether sex between a 
man and a boy could be harmful or not. Steele did 
not make a decision pending his study of the 
documents and testimony. Under the SDP statute, 
Peiuso could be helrl for life at Bridgwater. If 
found not to be SDP, Peiuso would be sent to 
Concord prison fox reclassification and would be 
eligible for parole in 1987. 




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NAMBLA fSTEWS FAXJL U«I 


STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CIVIL RIGHTS 

FOR NAMBLA AND ITS MEMBERS 


iuty 1981 

The North American Man Boy Love Associa- 
tion (NAMBLA) and a number of its officers and 
members have been subjected to uncons tituti onal 
harassment and the vicriation of individual and 
associanon rights by Che FBI. local and state 
police in several areas, and by many newspapers 
and other media This intdudes violent raids on 
private hones, the illegal interFOgarion of 
NAMBLA members in several states purely to 
gain information about the legal activities of 
NAMBLA, attempts to monitor meetings and 
seize membership list':., and false statements about 
NAMBLA’s involvement in iOega] activities in- 
cluding pornography and transporting minors for 
**immoral*’ (sexual) purposes. 

NAMBLA has acted whtdly within tbe law to 
work for emotional and legal support of men and 
boys suffering heavy oppression because of their 
sexnid orientation and Hfestyle; to seek Co e du c a te 
the public about intergeneratiooai relationships; 
to take stands on a variety of issues including the 
age of consent laws, the military draft, U.S. 
imperialism, civil rights of cfafldren and youth, 
protection of children from abuse by parents, 
teachers and others, etc.; and to demonstrate at 
gay pride parades in New York and Boston, at the 
lesbian and gay march on Washington, at the 
mardi on the Pentagon to protest U.S. policies in 


B Salvador, and elsewhere. NAMBLA is an open 
organization which does not act secretly. 
NAMBLA has scrupulously avoided any activity 
which could be construed as illegal NAMBLA has 
refused to a ootrespondence among 

members and has not allowed the exchange of in- 
formation boys or their photographs, and 

certainly has not exchanged or allowed the ex- 
change of pornography. NAMBLA has not trans- 
ported a single boy or man anywhere for “im- 
moral" purposes. Even its social gatherings have 
been free of any interchange among men and boys 
which might be miacoostmed. NAMBLA is a legal 
organization engaged in civil liberties, educational 
and policical work. 

The undersigned organizatioos and ituhviduals 
within tbe lesbian, gay, civil libertarian and pro- 
gressive movements stand in full solidarity with 
NAMBLA. While we do not ne cess ari ly endorse"' 
man-boy sexual retationships or the genoal pur- 
poses of NAMBLA. we acknoudedge those pur- 
poses to be legitimate aims of a Legal group acting 
for civil rights, politicai change and education. 

It is unconscionable and itl^al, therefore, for 
the FBI and other law enforcentent agencies to 
harass NAMBLA officers and members or to 
smear NAMBLA in tbe media as a “sex ring” or 
an organizatioo estabUsbed for tbe “exploitation 


of children.” It is particulariy offensive for FBI. 
police and media to sdr up public hatred by such 
false statements to the point that NAMBLA mem- 
bers are physically harmed or threatened — as 
took place in Baldwin Harbor, New York, on July 
20 and 22. 

The undersigned individuals and organizations 
demand that all law enforcement agencies and 
media respect the rights of NAMBLA as an or- 
ganization and the civil rights of its members. Wc 
rlienand an end to lies in the media and a retrac- 
tion of those false statements concerning 
NAMBLA or its members which have already ap- 
peared. We demand an end to the miUion-dollar 
FBI and police campaign (“project Hawk") 
against NAMBLA and NAMBLA members. We 
demand that money be instead used to investigate 
and prosecute the hundreds of thousands of un- 
solved murders and violent assaults on children, 
women, pec^ie of color and lesbians and gay men. 

We urge all who support civil tiberties and sex- 
ual freedom to join us in demanding an end to the 
slander and illegal attacks on NAMBLA. We call 
for a united front against such FBI, police and 
media tactics. If these things can be done to 
NAMBLA, they can be done to all lesbian, gay 
and progressive groups. Today, the man-boy 
lovers; tomorrow, the rest of us. 


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NAMBL^ NEWS FALL 1981 

NAMBLA NEWS EDITORIAL; 


EXPECT THE WORST, LIVE FOR THE BEST 


by Tom Reeves 

Men who follow their hearts and awaken their 
consciousness as boy lovers take a very dangerous 
path. Any man who follows bis natural and 
wholesome feelings for boys into any erotic 
activity has gone beyond the bounds of 
“normal,” acceptable social behavior. This is true 
today throu^oui the western world, and in most 
other places which suffer from the imperialism of 
the west. It is true in conservative, liberal, radical, 
socialtsi and communist cardes. This sttuaticm is 
unlikely to change quickly or radically. We are 
going to live with sudi oppressicm gn^obably for 
the rest of oui lives. Anyone who bdicves that 
legal and soda! approval of our radical lifestyle is 
just around the comer is a utopian fool. So, when 
you kiss the boy you love, when you fondle him in 
your sleeping bag beside the fire, even when you 
like naked beside a boy you have never dared 
touch, you have gime beyond the pale. You. have 
l^aced yourself outside the normal protections of 
courtesy, ctvib'ty, humane treatment and legal 
rights. 

I have chosen to take that step. So have most of 
you who read this. I have done it beca u se I was 
compelled to do it: morally comxwUed. spirituaUy, 
eniotipnall y , _ physically .^ 1 AM a l over of boys. 
That love spans the whole'range ofhiimaircmo^ 
tions, including that wonderful mystery of sex. To 
deny the expression of these emotions is to deny 
myself. Having taken the step of afrirming my 
identity, however, 1 must not delude myself about 
the consequences. There are men who deny them- 
selves such an identity, and who all their lives 
forego any physical contact with boys or any 
appearance of true intimacy with boys. They are 
the mock “Big Brothers” and the jock boys’ club 
leaders. They NEVER step over that line. By a 
closeness to boys and by accepting the hypocrisy 
of society, with its boy scout creeds, they have 
found a means of maintaining some siuiity. 1 do 
not criticize them for that choice: it is a reason- 
able, logical, sometimes necessary decision for 
men who cannot take on the full oppression of 
being sexual/social pariahs, outlaws considered 
worse than mass murderers. It is NOT reasonable, 
however, to attempt a half-way stance. If you are 
going to act on your love for boys in physical and 
emotional ways that validate your identity, you 
must realize what you have done. There is no turn- 
ing back. You have stepped over the line, and you 
must accept what may follow. You can struggle 
against it, light, stand proud and demand to be 
treated as a human bemg, but do not be surprised 
when they Kbd irou, slander you, jail you, curse 
you, steal from you. beat iKni and even muider 
you. 

1 am amazed and angered by NAMBLA mem- 
bers who throw up then- hands in dismay at the 
“sdandal” in New York. Who feel somehow that 
something terrible and unexpected has occurred 
when newspapers label us a “sex ring.” link us 
incorrectly with sex acts m pornography. WE 
ARE ourselves a scandal. NAk^LA is a scandal. 
We who love boys are the scandal. There is 
nothing beyond that which can be scandalous. 
NAMBLA has taken effective and unified action 
against the c ur rent media, police A FBI attacks. 
We can be proud of that. The attack itself and the 
media ties should not create even a ripple of sur- 
prise or worry among us. Our counter-attack and 
its effectiveness should re-enforce our collective 
pride and identity. 


1 am also saddened by the lack of preparation 
many men make for the inevitable encounter with 
reality. One must, without being personally para- 
noid. assume the worst at all times, but live as 
though the best will happen. By i hat I mean, one 
mtist assume tapped phones, brutal interrogation 
of boys & parents, surveillance of homes, etc. In 
that sense, while being as “out” as I have been on 
TV and elsewhere, 1 have been “discreet.” care- 
ful. whatever you want to call it. SOME man/boy 
lovers stress “conservative” lifestyles, 3-piece 
suits, “respectable” research and scientific 
inquiries about boy-love (as though that would 
protect them from the holocaust), yet these same 
men can make incredibly bad judgments about 
day-to-day flaunting of sex with boys — especially 
in “passing around” boys from one man to 
anotlwr. That is something 1 understand, but I 
cannot for the life of me see how thoughtful men 
who love boys wotdd do it. Men have not prepared 
their boy lovers for the cruelty of polioe raids and 
questioning. Some men have not even admitted 
their gayness to the boys. Some have not discussed 
the radical nature of their sexual rdationships or 
society’s Ukdy reaction to it. This is absolutely 
inexcusable. The man is taking risks when be 
"enters’such a r^tion£hip,-Bui.so^is.the^faoy._The 
boy is risking exposure to friends and family who 
may reject him. He is risking incredibly traumatic 
interruptions to his Ufe in the middle of the night 
by police with guns. He is risking severe scars 
caused by the reaction of society. He needs to 
know that, and to be prepared to deal with it. Any 
man who fails to prepare the boys be loves for all 
the possible consequences is doing both himself 
and the boys a grave barm. 

Finally, there are those who flee NAMBLA at 
this hint of “scandal,” as though they had 
thought NAMBLA was some sort of proper sew- 
ing circle. The raids and arrests have not been 
caused by NAMBLA. Such raids and arrests have 
gone on always and tb^ will continue. NAMBLA 
has been damaged by some of its thoughtless 
members, sot the members damaged by 
NAMBLA. Those members are entitle to our 
support. They have done nothing wrong. But it is 
they who need to acknowledge the solidarity of 
NAMBLA. not NAMBLA’s being threatened by 
their cases. Once you have sex with a boy, you’ve 
stepped over the line. Takizkg a subscription to 
NAMBLA NEWS is not the brave step — it is a 
necessary and protective action. Standing together 
now, we can terek the chain of heavy police and 
media attack. But some men will go u> prison, 
both NAMBLA members and non-NAMBLA 
people. MirMiescannot be worked. Millions of 
(krilars ore not flowing our way. What we do and 
who we are — these are IBegal, scandalous and 
tabem. 1 ike Jews in Nazi Germany, we eaxmot 
dtange we deny who we are. For many 

of us the emotional and moral exists of doing that 
are too great. We cdioose to be ourselves regardless 
of the heavy physical and economic liabilities. But 
we should make the ditrioe carefully and fully 
cognizant of the consequences. 

I suggest a few practical and essential steps for 
aE boy lovers. 

1) Z>o not hide the reality from the boys. Talk 
with them about being gay, about society’s pos- 
sible reactions, about your own pride in who you 
are. The less certain you are about yourself, the 
more conflicted you are, the more you hide from 


yourself and the boys your consciousness and the 
radical nature of your relationship, the more likely 
it is you and/or the boy will crumble under attack . 

2) Prepare the boys for questioning by police. 
Explain to them that p>olice will lie to them about 
you, that police will threaten the boys with arrest 
and other troubles, that boys need not ever say 
anything at all about their sexual lives, that they 
need not go with police or answer any questions. 
All of this sounds very simple — and most boys 
wdl respond initially that, of course, they would 
not talk about sex to a policeman. But authority 
has been drilled into them at school and at home, 
and most peof^e buckle quickly under the lies and 
harassment of policx. Considerable discussion — 
maybe even role playing — is necessary to prepare 
boys fox this situation. Obvioxisly, if you have a 
good relationship with the boys, there is no need 
to tell boys that they can’t sec you if “anybody 
Ends out,” or otherwise to indicate that the boys 
will get into trouble if discovered. That can seem 
too much like “threats” rather than lovirvg advice. 

1 suggest preparing the boys for the brutal experi- 
ence of police abuse, and then making sure they 
are fully and emotionally prepared for their rela- 
tionship with me. The best advice is to icU the boys 
to follow their hearts and their brains when 

'questions^ — ndi~toTdvise‘them'io-licT-Trusr=ii~ 
the central issues on both sides. 

3) Finally, all men who love boys must take 
steps in advance to deal with sudden police raids. 
Have an attorney ready to meet you in the middle 
of the night. Rnd an attorney who has a progres- 
sive record on civil liberties issues. Don’t trust 
attorneys who emphasize money up from or who 
suggest extremely oppressive strategies of claiming 
insanity or exchanging information for freedom, 
etc. Better a civil liberties attorney than a “big- 
gun” or “old-boy” type who claims connections 
with the D.A.’s office. Those connections never 
mean anything more than humiliation to the boy- 
lover and his friends. Also, make preparations for 
your house, your car and other possessions. 
Where possible, have straight friends and family 
members be ready to help you with regard to your 
employer, etc. 

These suggestions are so mundane as to seem 
unnecessary. For some reason, men who love boys 
often fail to be realistic about the likely conse- 
quences of their lives. Better to make these 
practical preparations than to bewail scandals or 
to give the pretense of being a “big brother. ” 

It is my conclusion — after talking to hundreds 
of men in prison or about to face prison — that 
those of us who take the most radical, head-on 
^>proach, have the most luck in dealing with these 
matters. It is the closetted, terribly fearful, but 
careless boy-lover who usually finds his world 
crumbling around him. The world has already 
crumbled once you step over the line. You have 
made your choice. Face the awful facts around 
you, and go on living and loving, bravely, bm 
wisely. 


NAMBLA NEWS FAIX 1981 


5 


Transcripj of staremBni by Harold to He*v York 
dry cotnmuntry meetins, held in the parlor of the 
Washington Stjuare Methttdisf Church. July 29. 

1981. The statement is a description of the raid on 
the A Mens residence and Harold's questiomng by 
police. 

STATEMENT BY BOY VICTIM OF POLICE TERROR 


To start it off. I’ll tell you how the cops treated 
US. They came to the bouse on the 1 1th, July 11th. 
Me and my cousin was downstairs washing the car 
and they came up to us without showing any 
identir>cation and grabbed us and bning us 
upstairs, to wail out on the porch for two and a 
half hours. And then Karl and two other cops 
came down and they said the>’ were locking him 
up. They showed no proof of what they had on 
him. They said they were going to sit down and 
talk to us, that everything was OK. They left. 
They didn’t talk to anybody. They questioned my 
cousin and two friends when they were sitting 
there when they was searching the house. And 
then they took them to the police station when 
Karl went, and then before they all left they took 
me and another friend of ours down to the police 
station and questioned us. We didn’t even know if 
they were cops or not. They didn’t show any iden- 
tification until I saw the police car upstairs. We 
didn’t know if they were cops or nothing. And 
then we got done there about two, three hours 
they was questioning us all. My mother asked if 
she could've came with us. The cops said no, you 
don’t have to. So they didn’t let my mother come, 
so I was there, they were questioning me. Before I 
went to the police station 1 passed out on the 
porch. And then they took me to the police station 
and started asking me all kinds of questions. 1 was 
confused then. 1 didn’t know what to say or any- 
thing. They made me sign a statement on every- 
thing. Then they took us home. 

About two days later Nassau County cops came 
up to the house and wanted to question my two 
cousins. And they wanted me to go with them. 


And they only had rights to take them to the Town 
Hall, it turns out they didn’t take us to the Town 
Hall. They took us down to Kingston, to the state 
barracks down in Kingston. We was sitting there 
for three or four hours, and then they took us to a 
bar. They was sitting in the bar, drinking, asking 
us questions and everything, while they was on du- 
ty and drinking. They had two pitchers of beer 
while they was questioning us. And then they took 
us back to the police station. They was question- 
ing us. And this one cop, if be was a cop or not — 
I don ’t know — he would question me, and ail I’d 
been telling him was “No.” He turns out. he was 
telling me that 1 was lying. I was telling him “1 
ain't lying!” So be kept on saying that I'm lying 
and everything, and then this other cop. Gordie or 
whatever his name was, he came into the room, 
and while 1 was sitting there the one cop said, 
“This is a waste of time with this one. He ain’t 
saying nothing.” So. we was out there, and about 
a quarter to eleven, they had a marked car take us 
home — a cop take us home — after eight hours, 
without anyb^y knowing where we was at or any- 
thing, they finally took us home. They didn’t tell 
them they were taking us down to the state bar- 
racks. 

Question from audience: When the police first 
came to your house, did they search the house? 
EMd they go through your belongings and 
everything? 

Harold: They went through everything. 

Question: Did they show anybody a seach war- 
rant? 

Harold: I was outside. 1 didn’t know anything. I 
didn't know anything untU the two cops that came 


down to where me and my cousin was came out 
with their guns ready to take out, to do something 
with. They grabbed my cousin, pulled him out of 
the car . . . 

^lestion: Tliey pbysicUy grabbed him? 

Harold: Yeah. They grabbed him like this, and 
pulled — right out of the car. And I was out there 
washing it, and they just came up to him with their 
hand right here {gesture of hand on pistol on hipl. 
didn’t show any badge or anything, just had their 
hand bn their gun. And then they told us to come 
upstairs. 


Kart Ahlers: We were all upstairs, and this 
group of civilian-clothed people came in, storming 
into the house and got everybody out of the house. 
This is at 4'.30 in the afiernoon. They had every- 
body, including a baby in arms, out on that porch. 
And it was a real hot day. For over two hours, 
they were not allowed to get water, use the toilet, 
or anything else. They turned the house upside 
dowm. And by the way. about the search warrant, 
they took that with them. 1 do not have a copy of 
it. 

Tam Reeves: (...] As he {Harold} said, they 
treated him like he was a criminal. 

Harold: They sure did! 


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Unless permission is specifically given, 
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Communications to NAMBLA, The Bulletin 
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NAMBLA banner at the Peoples Mobi- 
lization Demo in Washington, D.C., in 
May, 1981. NAMBLA's was a visible 
and much asked-about presence. 
NAMBLA has taken activist stands 
against the military draft and U.S. im- 
perialist policies. 


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O’CARROLL: A Book From The Process Of Struggle 
JANUS; More Lies From The Victimization Crowd 


Paedophilia: The Radical Case 
by Tom O’CarroU 
Peter Owen London UK 19#0 
290 pages 

US price $40.00 (available in the US 
from Glad Day Books, 22 Bromfield 
St., Boston, MA 02108) 

The Death of Innocence 
by Sam Janos 

William Morrow & Co. NYC 

360 pages 

$13.95 


Reviewed by Michael Bronski 

In the wake of a massive attack against 
pedophilia from almost all media it is a relief to 
come across a sane, inleiligem. and well written 
book on the topic. While most of the “experts” 
are usually “professionals” who make their 
money either “curing” or persecuting pedophiles, 
it is reassuring that there arc books being written 
by boy/girt lovers that relate to their own experi- 
ence. 

Tom O'CarrolJ. who is now serving lime in 
prison for his connections with PIE. has written 
Paedophilia: The Radical Case. Written with ease 
and charm Paedophilia is essentially a philoso- 
phical look at the questions of child love in par- 
ticular and the issues of children’s rights (and by 
.exiension.-alLhiiman rig hts) in g eneral^ B^a use it 
i.s sen.sible, matter of fact, and honest it is impost 
sible to recommend this book too highly; it is 
probably the best book yet on the topic. Extrava- 
gant praise notwithstanding there are assumptions 
and deiaihs in Paedophilia that arc weaker than the 
effect as a whole. 

Paedophilia’s subtitle The Radical Case makes 
sense in a social atmosphere in which the very no- 
tion of no! condemning the topic is suspect. But 
while most of O’Carrolt’s discourse is on the phil- 
osophy of children’s rights and a critical reevalua- 
tion of social relationships (not only adult/chiid 
love, but also parent/child, and the structure of 
the family) his analysis many times falls short of a 
■‘radical" perspective: “sensible within a certain 
culture bound framework” would be closer to the 
truth. 

O’Carroll seems to realize problems might arise 
from his use of the word and early in the book (p. 
10) explains himself; “Nor is my aim ’radical’ if 
what is meant by that term is an attempt to ‘strike 
at the very roots of society* by undermining ‘fami- 
ly life’. I would be the first to acknowledge that 
there is nothing warmer, more secure, or more 
valuable to a child than a stable, loving family, 
and I can see every reason for supporting the best 
in family life, not destroying it.” He then goes on 
to say that families that deny children the right to 
sexuality are “profoundly limited, however good 
they may be in other respects.” Throughout the 
later parts of the book O’Carroll has good discus- 
sions about the concepts of children’s rights and 
how they might function within the family unit. 
Bm as good as some of these discussions are — 
and he gets most of them from other sources. Paul 
Goodman. Richard Parson, Larry Constantine — 

I feel that they are diluted by an adherance to a 
concept of the family (as we know it now, without 
many changes) and the very concept of par- 
em/chi!d relationships. Although he generally has 
a good understanding of the role that institu- 
tionalized heierose.xuality plays in the culture — 
he quotes several feminist sexual-political critiques 
— I think that he grossly underestimates the ef- 
fects and damages that heterosexuality and the 


family have had on people’s lives. 

I think that this is rooted in O’CarroU’s basic 
assumptions of the boy/mar relationship. Rather 
than viewing it as a “lover relationship” he 
prefers a comparison with a pareni/child or teach- 
er/pupit relationship. He argues that these models 
are more appropriate because they are valid from 
the child's point of view. But because he is a man. 
who in this case is speaking for children, the argu- 
ment rings somewhat false. He refers to J, Z. Eg- 
ington’s Creek Love and his idealization of the 
“mentor relationship” with the tacit understand- 
ing that such a relationship is completely desir- 
able. (There has been some criticism of the patri- 
archal politics in the traditional greek man/boy- 
teaefaer/roentor rel ationship, and 1 think that 
these relationships Have~t^l>e“ld6kecl“at"‘rnore" 
closely before they are continued to be used with 
such unquestioned tenacity.) 1 suspect that O’Car- 
roH’s hesitancy to criticize the family more harshly 
is due to the fact that he enjoys and idealizes (he 
parent/child relationship. 

Some of the discussion of children’s rights are 
quite good, but every now and then you get the 
feeling that O’Carroll is much more a shy liberal 
than a radical. “I must admit it: letting children 
do what they want makes me nervous. I’m scared 
of anarchy. 1 used to like a reasonably orderly 
classroom, full of well-behaved children who pul 
their hand up to ask questions one at a time, who 
paid attention to what I told them and who didn’t 
give too much trouble ... 1 don't boss children 
around, but just in small things ^ like suggesting 
that they put their loHypop wrappers in a waste 
bin — i automatically find myself modelling their 
behaviour.” Although he appreciates some 
aspects of free-for-all-commune-living (which he 
then associates with giving children LSD and let- 
ting them play with loaded guns) he U clearly en- 
trenched in a middle-class view of “niceness” and 
this clearly affects his relationships with children. 
Coming across tike a modern-day Mr. Chipps 
(whose study was surely not littered with loUypop 
wrappers) O’CarroU posits a view of the new liber- 
ated child; nice, well behaved, obedient, yet sex- 
ual. 

I think that this desire to have “nice” children is 
rooted in his basic view of children (especially 
boys). “The men in boy-man relationships know 
^ai most of the boys are not going to grow up to 
be gay: they arc Ariel spirits, happy for the mo- 
ment (o give and receive affection and sex play, 
but soon they will fly away to girls and adult- 
hood.” This rather teachy description comes 
somewhere between puppy-dog tails and the Walt 
Disney version of Peter Pan (the original J. M. 
Barrie Peter was a selfish, snotty, urchin). As for 
the percentage of boys involved in a boy/man 
relationship becoming gay or straight, 1 don't 
know of any studies that prove it either way. But 
O'Carroll’s “hail to thee blithe spirit” approach 


smacks of Victorian sentimentality that bears little 
relation to the lives of children. If he prizes the 
boys (and loves them) because he sees them as 
these almost ethereal sprites — sort of young no- 
ble savages — his understanding of them is as off 
as that of adults who insist on de-sexualiztng 
them. 

Because his experience as a paedophile is almost 
exclusively with boys — and his study attempts to 
entail both the girl and boy lover — 1 found his 
discussions of the former rather sketchy. He does 
make some good points and takes into consid- 
eration the differences in raising boys and girls in 
our culture — but because his main interest is in 
boys these discussions are much stronger. I think 
that for a better understanding we are going to 
~have^to-turn-to-a-girl-loverv.tDrefereablv_ bQth a 
male and a female) and listen to their experience. 

This weakness in dealing with girl-love comes, 
partly, from the fact that O’Carroll, for all of his 
understanding about how fucked-up sexual roles 
are, is still somewhat in sympathy with them: or at 
least he is against tossing the whole mess out the 
window . Feminist writers like Kate Millen and 
Shulamith Firestone arc much stauncher in their 
attacks on roles, and 1 think that they go farther in 
those very places where O’Carroll falls short. The 
questions of “children’s rights" is only a pan of 
broader questions of “human rights." Disrupting 
the traditional family only enough to include child 
sexuality is not enough to make major cultural 
changes. It is a beginning, and at this time for 
most people an unthinkable one, but it is not 
enough. 

1 have dwell on some negative aspects of Paedo- 
philia because there is so much good in it to 
recommend that to enumerate would be a disser- 
vice since it should be read in its entirety. It should 
be kept in mind that while it is smart, intelligent, 
sensitive, and informed — radical it's not. 

Whatever the faults of Paedophilia Us impor- 
tance is highlighted by comparison to other books 
on the topic. One of the most odious has just been 
published and lest there is any doubt as to its 
political inclinations (or influence) it has been 
chosen as a selection in the Conservative Book of 
the Month Club. 

The Death of Innocence: How Our Children are 
Endangered by the New Sexual Freedom by Sam 
Janus is a completely irresponsible collection of 
misunderstandings, misreadings, and just plain 
lies maquerading as scientific truth and sophi.sii- 
cated psychological insight. Janus’s thesis is thai 
our "permissive and sexually liberaied’ society 
has forced sexuality upon children and that this 
premature exposure has denied the children of 
their “latency” period — a time that Janus insists 
i,s vital to their growth and dcvelopmeni. 

Aside from a gross misreading of the Freudian 
notion of the “latency period,” Janus compares 
his notion of the “latency period” to the “poig- 






•• 


t8 


The state should have nothing to do with sex- 
uality. This is, more or less, the position of 
NAMBLA. 

Alas, the heterosexual tyranny, filled to the 
brim with Jew-Christer taboos, is ever increasing 
its power and prerogatives over private citizens* 
sexual behavior. Recent attempts to change the 
stale's relation to patrolling sexuality, as for ex- 
ample the recent ones in Washington. D.C.. dem- 
onstrate the task ahead. A bill to decriminalize sex 
among children raised hackles from every Christer 
spook -peddler in that tormented city. This item 
was quickly deleted. The sponsor of the reform 
package admitted that his proposals were meant to 
streamline the rape Laws, not do away with them. 
Heightened awareness, discussion and legal tam- 
perings with sex laws only mean one thing; more 
state scrutiny, more spying, more surveillance and 
more arresu. More harpy screams of victimiza- 
tion. 

How can state intervention in sexuality be justi- 
fied? 

Well, one favorite lie from right-wingers is that 


NAMBLA NEWS FAU. Ml 

a strict tyranny of sexual repression is required to 
keep the Amerikan family intact. If this kind of 
sexual dictatorship is required to maintain the het 
nuclear family, it would be best to let ii go the way 
of all bad things. Happily, the het nuke family is 
aheady in rapid decay. 

The liberals can’t really swing with this right- 
wing he. They need something more approfniately 
pwudo-scientific and upscale to make legitimate 
massive state apparatus for hunting out and crim- 
inalizing sexual dissenters. Liberals, however, by 
and large share the fundamental sexual assump- 
tioBS Of the reactionaries. Liberals still defer to the 
repressive imtioD that any sex outside of het coupl- 
ing is. at least, naughty and titillating and, more 
than likely, psycfaologicaUy dangerous anri harm- 
ful to tht« who engage in it. 

With this hind of nonsecsc enjoying its current 
cachet, it’s dear that we need a revolution in our 
sexual attitudes. And a revoluticm in attitudes is 
not going to come about from the pro-status quo 
liberals. 

If the state’s advocates can sell this idea that all 


proscribed sex involves “victimization,” it is no 
surprise that simple-minded and greedy opportun- 
ists would soon develop services to fill it»e de- 
mand. These names are familiar to us now: Judi- 
Ann Densen-Gcrbcr, Del. Lloyd Mai i-in. Nurse 
Ann Burgess and Nick Croth. All are in the busi- 
ness of criminalizing, processing and “treating” 
those who don’t match the repressive sex norm. 
Their life’s blood is furthering the fallacy of sex- 
ual victimization. They all believe in expanding 
the concept of “sexual victimization.” It’s a 
booming racket, it prospers off the ruined lives of 
gay men and boy-lovers. Their prosperity requires 
our misery. 

This crew has specifically largetted NAMBLA 
for liquidation, as the recent raids (see front page) 
demonstrate. They have spread the foulest kinds 
of Hes about boy-lovers and NAMBLA. They libel 
and smear deliberately, recklessly and with malice. 
And they think their evil will go unchecked. 

Well, if these creatures can dish it out, let's see 
if their own seamy activities can bear a little sun- 
light and scrutiny. • 


^ THE VICTIMIZATION SCAM & ITS CLIP ARTISTS $ 


VICTIMIZATION RIP-OFF 
ARTIST IS'I: 

JUDI-ANN DENSEN-GERBER 


From one perspective, it’s just a great pity that 
so many European Jews who came to America 
chose secular assimilation. Were Judi today the 
wife of some dark -clad rabbi (as she is the 
daughter of rabbis), hovering on the fringes of 
Amerikan society, her ranting and posturing 
would be of no consequence. Alas, things have 
turned out otherwise. 

Many twisted anti-gay crusaders have come and 
gone this past decade. Somehow wicked-witch 
Judi hangs on. I thought she would fade from the 
scene as the result of I'lY Atty. Gen. Abrams’ in- 
vestigation into the charges of rampant abuses at 
Judi’s drug-rehab scam, Odyssey House. Little 
- hj;.s-yet-been. issu ed from the A.G. Perha ps Ju di 
and her friends bought this one off. Anyone who 
boasts of past close personal relationships with 
Nelson and Happy Rockefeller, as Judi does, is 
surely capable of committing the foulest deeds — 
and then boasting of them in a glad-song press 
release. 

I always thought the strange timing of her hub- 
by’s firing as NYC’s Medical Examiner at the 


This is Judi-Ann OenservQeit>er. She’s 
known as ’’Jingte-Bells” Judi because once 
when a drug addict inmate passed over at her 
Odyssey House scam, Judi summoned all 
the other inmates to gather around the stiff 
vtd she sang “Jingle Bells.’’ Sick Joke as 
tribute. 



same time as the Abrams probe was launched indi- 
cated a connection. Perhaps the probe was begun 
because someone learned that Judi was shipping 
the drug addict corpses from Odyssey to hubb> 
who wrote up false death certificates so Judi's 
croak-quota wouldn’t get too high. Wouldn’t 
warn to imerrupt the flow of those lovely federal 
funds. 

That the New York press (even the left-wing 
Guardian!} still swallow Judi as a legit source pro- 
ves their gullibility — and their complicity in the 
ongoing witchhunt. Judi’s abuses have time and 
again been publicly documented. Yet, like the pro- 
verbial bad penny, she keeps turning up. And like 
any other brazen loud Jewish kvetch, she won’t 
close that motor-mouth Tilled with lies. Every time 
that fat trap opens, she jeopardizes public safety, 
“^it is my-fervent prayer;each.night_=r -to_which^ 
ever god will listen — that some day, the legions of 
drug addicts she cages and spits on and humiliates 
at the Odyssey House jail will rise up in a spon- 
taneous fit of righteous fury and quickly put an 
end to this blathering, dark, demented daughter of 
dead Moses. 



VICTIMIZATION RIP-OFF 
ARTIST 

DET. LLOYO MARTIN, L.A.P.D. 

At one point, 1 wanted so much to be the per- 
sonal nemesis of Martin. A militant faggot with 
pen-in-hand bringing down a crooked, pro-fascist 
Christer cop who hangs boys over cliffs and 
threatens them with death unless they name boy- 
lovers? What sweet justice it would be. 

Alas, having seen Marlin close up (in duo with 
his mousy-cracker wife Beth) and watched him do 
his travelling kid-porn show, I’ve decided my 
talents deserve better than this tacky, two- 
dimensional target. Martin and his wife are 
nothing more than outtakes from John Waters’s 
Pofyesfer. 

And sure enough, we find Martin’s fat hand in 
the recent NAMBLA arrests. A bully like Lloyd 
loves to beat up fags. Martin was right there in 
Los Angeles where John Sherman was nabbed. 
Martin is always phoning the FBI and postal in- 
spectors to see which queers he can snare next. It’s 
a busy life. Why haven’t the tax-payers of L.A. 
made Martin account for his nation-wide crime 
wave? Isn’t there enough trouble for him to make 
in Los Angeles? Lloyd’s sort of like a smelly fart 
in a crowded elevator; unfortunately everyone has 
to gel a whiff before it disappears. 

Lloyd's roots? 

He grew up a little hillbilly in Arkansas. His 
own kind didn't want him so he was farmed out to 


This snap of Det. Lloyd Martin was taken on 
the TV as Lloyd was a guest on the “The 700 
Club” — a Bible-thumping hour. Lloyd was 
there pushing his “victimization-kid-porn” 
scam. Lloyd said on this show that pedo- 
philes actually wait for babies to be bom so 
that — Just minutes after birth — they can 
grab the “post-fetuses” and "sexually victim- 
ize” them. The Christer Host, duly scandal- 
ized. asked viewers to cough up "Dollars for 
Jesus.” Lloyd’s cut was not revealed. 


some other yahoo clan. He grew up a boy unloved 
— so he says. He surfaced as an adult in the 
uniform of the parafascist LAPD. He has done 
well there. I have no information as to the number 
of citizens Martin has killed, crippled or wounded 
in the “Line of Duty” (as they quaintly call it). 

But since Lloyd is sexually-repressed to the Nth 
degree, he had to target L.A. faggots and bo>- 
lovers for his special harassment. As a reward to 
his repression. 

And he hung Patricia Prue’s sons over a cliff 
and ordered them to cough up names. 

To see Lloyd in action on the kid-porn talk cir- 
cuit testifies to the reality of the price of sexual 
repression. He embodies everything ugly, anti-life 
and brutal in the Amerikan character. He plays at 
being a big 6-foot-5 He-Man. Law Enforcer, Rea! 
Guy, Christ-Loving Family Man. But screwed up 
real tight somewhere in that walking stiff, there 
must be something human, alive and semi-real 
struggling to get out. It ain’t gonna make it. Too 
late. 

In his raps to audiences, Martin freely identifies 
himself as “a pedophile.” Tm sure he is — an in- 
operative one. He brags about how much he likes 
to line up his hunky sons (the oldest is 19) and hug 
and kiss them every night (in front of the wife and 
the other boys). 

My guess is that this lOO^o All-American Thug 
will soon move (or be tossed) off the police beat 
and wind up on the SIOOO a night Lecture Circuit 



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VICTIMIZATION RIP-OFF 
ARTIST #3: NUTTY NURSE 
OEAN ANN BURGESS 

Nutty Nurse Ann Burgess, who runs the Boston 
University Nursing School, is a brash new-comer 
into the Victimizazion Circuit. Bui. Like a meteor 
passing through the night sky, Burgess has Hashed 
brightly for just a minute and has turned to cold 
ash. 

Burgess got 50Gs from the feds to help set up 
centers to “rehabilitate victims of child por- 
nography." When I spoke to her several months 
back, she told me she didn’t have any victims yet 
for her program but was still on the prowl. For her 
next Fiscal year, she is asking the Reagan adminis- 
tration for a half million. Dollars. Not victims. 

Who is this crazed nurse? Well, she arrived at 
B.U.’s Nurse School with the installation of one- 
armed. authoritarian B.U. Prez John Silber. On 
campus, she is known as a total creature loyal to 
anti-gay Silber. Burgess actuaHy brags about how 
closely she works with the FBI and law enforcers, 
often inviting them onto campus. 

I don’t know if Burgess is one of these anti-ga.v 
lesbian types like Florence Rush. But when Tom 
Reeves asked her if she was heterosexual, l a Bur- 
gess look 6 long seconds (1 counted) to decide 
what she was. Like Flo Rush, she’s one of these 
establishment-oriented gay-haters, who wants to 
get in on the ground floor of the attack on boy- 
lovers. And these types will stoop to any cheap- 
ness to put people in prisons. 


VICTIMIZATION RIP-OFF 
ARTIST 

NICHOLAS GROTH Phl> 

We’ll finish off with Nickte Groth, and none 
too soon. Nick’s sort of a new-comer to this racket 
too. Like his friend Nutty Nurse Burgess. They’ve 
even co-authored some slimy little pro* victimiza- 
tion propaganda book. 

I find it difficult to write Groth *s name without 
thinking of some grotesque malignant tumor. 
Some.huge.goiter on a fat p«sqn’s neck . Per haps 
the image fits. 

Nick Groth advertises himself as "Doc,” but 
he’s only a,PhD,.noi_an MD. When you write him, 
and he writes back, you see howTilliteraie this PhD 
is. Can’t spell. Usu^ly 1 ignore such minor flaws, 
but it’s hard not to notice when his very own sta- 
tionery is emblazoned with “PhD” all over it. 


(Rotarians. cops. Elks. etc.). He carries around a 
suitcase full of rather dated kid and adult sex mags 
to pass around among smut-hungry convention- 
eers. He gives his rap about Roger, a 45-year-old 
BL masochist who paid youths to shove things up 
his ass. Roger died in 1979, perhaps in Martin’s 
custody. 

Freaks like Martin can be dangerous. On the 
bright side. Martin is so obviously greedy, so 
demonstrably stupid, aggressive and obsessed, it is 
clear his fate will be something b e twceu Willy 
Loman and Jack Ruby. 1 see him at some “Sky- 
bght Vista” room in a convention-sized Howard 
Johnson. The dinner dishes have been cleared 
away. The fat law enforcers unbutton their vests 
and light up their smelly cigars and snigger as the 
kid pom is passed around. Well worth the SlOO fee 
to see this stuff! Lloyd is into his rap, showing a 
picture of Roger’s asshole with a dildo up it. Then 

. . suddenly . . . Martin turns blue . . . pitches 
forward . . . and . . . well . . . the ambulance ar- 
rives too late . . . the CPR didn’t work; he only 
spit up and then choked on his vomit. RIP Det. 
Lloyd Martin. There’s a sea of hot faggot gism in 
that special comer of Christer Hell where crooked 
cops who hang kids over cliffs go. And methinks 
they’ve reserved you a special place. What a 
waste! Looking at those big cracker lips, you 
might have made .a hot cocfcsucker. Maybe next 
life around, eh? 


# 


NAMBLA NEWS FALL 19S1 


Nutty Nurse Burgess organized and played host- 
ess to a “Victimizaikon” conference in Boston in 
March. Members and supporters of NAMBLA 
trashed this conference and left Nutty Nurse just a 
bundle of nerves. When asked wh>‘ she helped 
send BLs to prison. Burgess denied any role as 
police agent. “Out job is to sensitize police about 
the child molester once they have them in 
custody.” 

Burgess is a wizened little old woman. But with 
a sharp eye for a scam. II you have her over to din- 
ner, you might think about counting the spoons 
after she leaves. 

At her conference, Burgess showed some kid 
pom slides that cops stole from George Jacobs. 
Burgess smirked, giggled, and made ribald re- 
marks about pubescent boys in red underpants. 
The largest kid pom coHecrion in the U.S. is in the 
possession of the Nutty Nurse. Such a mistake. 
The Pope must be green with envy, if he’s still 
alive. 

As to helping in the victimization racket. Nurse 
is doing real fine. There is a young man named 
Jim who lives in Boston. Jim is now 16 and is gay- 
identified. When Richard Peluso pleaded guilty to 
sex acts with a minor, Jim was the boy named in 
the indictments. Jim’s name was given by police to 
the Nutty Nurse. She needs victims, right? Burgess 
arrived unanounced at Jim’s family home. She 
wanted to talk to Jim and his parents about his 
“victimization.” Jim told me that when La Bur- 
gess tried to barge in. Jim’s father slammed the 
door in her face. Nurse, injured, turned to her 


friends the cops. Jim was picked up by police and 
taken against his wilt lo Nurtz's towering seraglio. 
There he was held for 4 hours and questioned at ! 
length and in detail about hi.s sex history. Burgess 
insisted he had been “scarred for life.” Jim was 
bright enough to lie to the Nutty Nurse; she is so 
stupid she’ll never know the difference. Jim got 
home safely. But when Nurse Burgess yaks on 
about how she’s an expert in victimology, darling, 
she’s right on the mark. She practises the craft 
herself. She'd probably hang kids oser cliffs, like 
her friend Lloyd Marlin, if she could get aw ay 
with it. The muscle is surely there — some of her 
nurse hangers-on looked pretty butch to me 

1 see that Nicholas Groth (see below) is having 
another victimization confab at B.U. this fall. 
Alas. Nutty Nurtz’s name is nowhere to be seen on 
the program. Dropped like a hoi potato since she 
botched the Iasi kid porn confab. The Fall Of The 
House of Burgess. NAMBLA trashed ii and made 
her and Lloyd look like fools. No wonder they 
want to arrest us all. Well, murder will out and-'or 
shit floats — whichever cliche fits. 

Meanwhile she has all those butch nurses to 
make it with. 1 recall that poor Ramon Navarro 
died when the Ferguson brothers, pieces of trade 
he picked up in Lloyd Martin’s territory, shosed 
that iovely onyx dildo down his throat. Valentino 
had given it to him. Perhaps, now that Nutty 
Nurse is in repose. she can get one of her 
girlfriends to shove a fancy dildo (given her by 
Martin? stolen from Roger’s collection?) down 
her throat and make a quick end to her exploit- 
ative existence. 

Lackies to fascists deserve no less. 


Nickie runs the “Sexual Tieatmenl” center in 
the Connecticut Penal system. 1 have no informa- 
tion as to any connexion between the correctional 
system in that state and organized crime, but 
rumors persist. Rumors also swept NAMBLA last 
spring that Nickie was a “shock doc” — that he 
zapped imprisoned BLs with juice as part of 
“therapy.” Who knows how Nickie heard the 
rumor. But hear it he did. He ran out of the Nutty 
Nurse confab to protest to the NAMBLA protest- 
ors that he never had and never would use electro- 
shock'on'sex* dissenters.- Groth, -however.-did-noL 
volunteer what sadistic treatments he prefers to 
electro-shocks (there are many) nor did he disclose 
how it is he turns Connecticut queers into more 
conforming citizens. - 

Is Nickie from a foreign country?' He'sounded 
like some mittle-european in a Drac film. 

You should see Groth and co-author Burgess 
together. What a lively pair! Sort of the George 
Burns & Gracic Allen of the Victimization Circuit. 
"Say goodnight. Nutty Nurse!” Nick wangled a 
job out of the Conn. Correctional patronage- 


merchants. We will not ask his political credentials 
or whom he had to blow to get the job in that Maf- 
nin state. Meet Nick and you’d think you had on 
your hands some Roman Polanski reject from a 
pre-Sharon-Tate-death thriller. I’ve met Nick. 
Now 1 carry garlic around. Just in case. 

1 don’t know any of Nick’s victims at the CT sex 
treatment center. But I’m working on it. Each and 
every one of these men will no doubt have fabu- 
lous — and incredible — stories of how the en- 
lightened state of Connecticut and PhD Nickie 
Groth have treated th em. I'm here to document 
and publicize each and e very~a^use~anb 'transgTes^~ 
sion. 

Nick Groth will certainly follow the pattern: so- 
called career of “victimization” turned into ram- 
pageous transgressor of individual rights and 
stomper of prisoners’ rights once he gets them i nto_ 
his grip. Mad Doc Frankenstein. Changed his 
name. 

Someday, Groth may mate with the Nutty 
Nurse or Old-Tesiameni Advocate Jingle Bells 
Judi. Nine months later comes the birth of Omen: 
Part IV. 


There’s one strong unifying theme shared by the 
careers of all these so-called victimization experts. 
Each and every one of them has a captive and 
totally subservient pogHilation they can abuse and 
terrorize at will. Their victims have no redress. 

Lloyd Marlin has all L.A. to bump off. The 
L.A. cops rank with Houston’s and New Orleans’ 
as the most brutal. Martin surely does his bit. 

Jingle BeDs Judi Densen-Gerber has a building 
filled with strung-out black and Puerto Rican (and 
a few whitey) drug addicts. She pushes them 
around and bills herself as a messiah. Sort of like a 
Jewish Jim Jones. Judi-Town here they come! 

B.U.’s Nutty Nurse has a whole school to ter- 
rorize. She stalks the streets for boy children to 
whisk into her dykey den to brain-wash with her 
victimization mumbo-jumbo. A Broderick Craw- 
ford in drag, she can give a kid the third degree to 
beat the band. Hell of a price just for some blow- 
job. Ghouls like Burgess certainly can take the fu’n 
out of sex. This is their mission. 

PhD Nickie Groth has a whole prison popula- 


tion to experiment on and exploit. Dr. Mengle 
could still be on the loose, claiming now that he’s 
solving the problem of victimization. And Jingle 
Bells Judi would be the first to sign up. How times 
have changed! But frauds smell other frauds a 
mile away, no matter the tenor of the regime. For 
these snake-oil peddlers, faggots and BLs are Just 
slabs on the decks, boys to get shocked, geeks to 
get grilled, song-birds to be made to sing. 

What Judi, Lloyd, Nurtz and Nickie have yet to 
fully appreciate — so stupid they have never read 
anything about Paris 1789-1793 — is that when 
the time comes and when the power shifts occur, 
they’ll be out on their asses and hiding out from 
those who will seek them out to make all of them 
pay for each and every crime. I can hear the 
squeaky tumbril now, on its path to its destination 
— a fate these ancien regimers so richly deserve. 
All in the name of pseudo-science. Theirs. • , 

by MITZEL 




Memorandum 







DIRECTOR, FBI (145-5920) Date 9 /22/81 

r (.At tent ion: FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 

3AC, I NDIANAPOLIS ( 145B-77 8) (P) 


Subject 


N 0RIH- .AMERICAN.MAN/-BQY-»L0VE.. ASSOCIATION 
^(NAMBLA^.. ■ 

^ST OFFICE BOX„174 

NEW YORK .„NEW .YORK„_. 10018 

ITOM-CHILD EXPLOITATION J 0 


l!)92505'L 


00: NY 

SS/?-39’ /j 

U Re Indianapolis letter to Bureau, 9/10/81 

Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is an original copy 
of NAMBLA Bulletin, Volume Two, Number Six, July-August, 

1981, issue received with an invitation to the NAMBLA 

Conference dated 9/9/81, which was directed to | 
received at Indianapolis 9/14/81. A copy of the item 
being furnished to New York and Brooklyn-Queens , as there 
are pending investigations at New York., New York, and/ 
Brooklyn-Queens. W 

LEADS 



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INDIANAPOLIS 


At Indianapolis, Indiana 

Provide, until further notice, copies of correspondence 
received from NAMBLA to FBIHQ and interested Divisions. 





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2^ - Brooklyn-Queens (31B-11620) 
(Enc. 1) 

2 -/New York (145B-3923) 

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RECORDED FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION | 1 

10/1/81 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 9/25/81 

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Laboratory Work Sheet 


SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


FBI FILE NO. 145-5920 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY 
LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 
Re: POST OFFICE BOX 174 
MIDTOWN STATION 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018 
ITOM-CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00; New York 


Examination requested by; Indianapolis 

Reference: Letter dated 

Examination requested: Document' 


LAB. NO. 10925055 D SK 

YOUR NO. 


Examination by: 

September 22, 1981 

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Specimens received: 

/^^Tl^tem 63 

yt/^tem 64 
/l/'^tem 65 


September 25, 1981 

Original of NAI4BLA BULLETIN, Volume 2, Number 6 for 
July*- August 19 81, NAMBLA, P.O. BOX 174, Midtown Station, 
New York, NY 10018 

Invitation to NAMBLA Conference to be held in 
Baltimore, Maryland, on October 10 and 11, 1981 

Registration form for the NAMBLA Conference to be 
hold in Baltimore, Maryland, on October 10 and 11, 1981 


FBl/DOJ 







UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 





AIRTEL 


DATE: 


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SUBJECT 


DIRECTOR, FBI (145-592PI) 


, BQMRA (145B-3923) (P) (BQ-8) 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY_.L,OVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 
groT 1ggx^l74, MIDTOWN STATION 

NfE^Wifr'^TsW^ tf n i 8 ■ ‘ 

ITOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN 
(00:BO) 


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, BQMRA, to SA[ 


Retelcal to SA_ 

WFO, on 9/23/81. 

F or the informa tion of W FO and Baltimo re, inte rview of 




male youth] j, age □3 Date of Birth[ 

revealed his association with several N orth American Man/Bbv Love 
Association (NAMBLA) members^ primarily] ' 

ken r 


^n several "\^eek>end" 


|has tak_.., 

trips to various cities, including Baltimo re, Bosto n, ,^ndl 
Washin gton, D.C. During the summer (1981) | t-r>avei ]/ec 

to Baltimore on two separate o ccasions, once me etingf 

and on the other trip meeting ] j and (FNU) 


\ 

wi th 


(phonetic) . 


[ 


Member, havi ng held the pos ition of 
According toP H ives in 


I is an active NA MBLA Steering Committee 


near 




|is reported to be l l of the / 

Baltim ore Gay Community Servi ce Center. During this weekend trip' 

] 1 was introduced to (FNU) ] |had done ^ 


Bureau (145-592P) 
2 - Baltimore (1 
2 - Boston (145-/ 

2 - WFO 

(1 - 145B-7 
2 - Brooklyn-Queens 
(1 - 145B-3899) 
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(145B-3923) 



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renovating work at the 
advised t.ha t he stayed 
location on I 
notes that ( FNU) I 
Undercover Operation 
white. Date Of Birth 


Gay Community 
withP 


Center for^ 
for five (5) 


I may be one of WFO 


weeks at a 

I . BQMRA 
ts in captioned 
male 


L namelyf 

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1 


BQMRA is attempting to relocate l | for an additional 

interview focusing on the specific sexual activities that 
occurred between him and the NAMBLA members. 


LEADS 

BALTIMORE 


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identify 

subjects 


AT BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. W ill attempt to 
individuals! Pandj" 

involved with] (I 


further 
n, Baltimore 


WASHINGTON FIELD 


AT WASHINGTON, D.C. Will provide BQMRA with a 
photog raph of | [ that can be displayed to! 


2 




THROUGH CONVERSATION BETWEEN UNDERCOVER AGENTS IN WFO UCO 





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PAGE TWO DE VJF #034 1 U i\> C L A S EFTO 
MEMBER, HIS INTEREST IN THE ORGANIZATION IS QUITE OBVIOUS. 

HAS MADE SEVERAL DISCRETE INQUIRIES CONCERNING 


THE UPCOMING NAMBLA CONVENTION BEING HELD IN BALTIMORE, 
MARYLAND, ON OCTOBER 13, 1931, AND OCTOBER 11, 1981. SOURCE 
HAS LOCATED AT LEAST ONE INDIVIDUAL WHO MAY ATTEND AND 
INVITE SOURCE AS HIS GUEST. 

INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH OPERATION! |haS 


INDICATED THAT MANY KNOWN PEDERASTS ARE ACTIVEE NAMBLA 
MEMBERS. 


AND 


, BOTH MENTIONED IN 


REFERENCED BQMRA TELETYPE TO DIRECTOR, ARE 
SUBJECTS AND ACTIVE PEDERASTS. 

WFO BELIEVES THAT A PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEILLANCE OF THIS 
MEETING WOULD PROVE BENEFICIAL TO THE CAPTIONED CASE AS 
WELL AS TO THE 


OPERATION. 


TO ATTEND THE 


UACB , WFO WILL INSTRUCT 
CONFERENCE ON OCTOBER 13, 1981, AND OCTOBER 11, 1981. 
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SAC, BALTIMORE (/5B-1122) 


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xio m^i A i ^ F.ai C 4ii.am/3i3X^LQVE POST ^nCE 

BOX 174, midtown STATION, NEW YOR K, NEW YORK 100l8j ITOM-SEXUAL 

exploitation of children," 00:8q. ' I 


RETELCALL OF SA 


BALTIMORE, TO SA 


. RUFFO, BqMRA, ON OCTOBER 2, 1981. N 

P 

. FOR THE INFORMATION Op THE BUREAU AND RECEIVING OFFICES, • V 

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NAMBLA WILL 3E HOLDING THEIR FIFTH GENERAL MEMBERSHIP CONFERENCE , 

^ IN BALTIMORE ON THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 10 AND^lvW Ip^^LH^ 

CONFERENCE WILL BE AT THE GAY COMMUNITY cmT^^ m 4SE 

rjSTREET, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. ACCORDING TO A BULLETIN ISSUED BY^ ^ 

I', NAMBLA, DATED SEPTEMBER 9, 1931, THE CONFERENCE IS.nOT OPEN TO 
^HE PUBLIC, WITji - attendance RESTRICTED TO NAMBLA MEMBERS, INVITED 

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PAGE TWO , UNCLAS 

OBSERVEHS, AND THE GAY PRESS. A 5:00 PM PRESS CONFERENCE ON 
OCTOBER 10, 1981, IS OPEN TO THE STRAIGHT PRESS AND THE 7:50 PM 
MEETING Off OCTOBER 10, l98l, IS OPEN TO ALL. A COPY OF THE 
conference INVITATION WILL BE FORWARDED TO BALTIMORE UNDER 
SEPARATE COVER. ' , 

LEADS 

BALTIMORE AT BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. WILL ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE 
photographic surveillance COVERAGE OF THE MAMBLA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP 
conference to be held OCTOBER 10 AND 11, l93l, aT THE GAY 
community center, 241 WEST CHASE STREET, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. 



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TO /""oi^ef^OR , FBI (145Br#fe0l'!!:‘^'!r\^ 

^ / V M '1 ' • s’ ' ‘ * ■- *■ ^ ’ / ‘ '■ 

^C, BALTIMORE U45B-1122) PRIORITY 
SAC, WA^INGTON FIELD (145B-786) ROUTINE 


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; POST OFFICE 



^O X 174, MI DTOWN STATION, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018; ITOM-SEXUAL 
EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN; 00:EQ. 

REBQTEL TO BUREAU, OCTOBER 2, 1981, TELEPHONE CALL FROM 


SA | I , BALTIMORE, TO SA | 

OCTOBER 5, 1981, AND TELEPHONE CALL OF SA| 
I. WFO, ON OCTOBER 5, 1981. 


BQ, ON 
1, TO SA| 


REFERENCED COMMUNICATION SET FORTH INFORMATION REGARDING 
THE FORTHCOMING NAMBLA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP CONFERENCE TO BE HELD 


IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND ON OCTOBER 10-11, 1981. BQMRA HAS REQUESTED 
THAT BALTIMORE PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEILLANCE COVERAGE OF THIS ^ 
MEETING TO BE HELD AT THE GAY COMMUNITY CENTER, 241 WEST CHASE 





OCT' 9 i3S1 . 








PAGE TWO 


UNCLAS 


STREET, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. PHOTOGRAPHIC COVERAGE WOULD AID 
IN THE CONTINUING EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY NAMBLA MEMBERS. 

BQMRA INVESTIGATIONS HAVE REVEALED THAT CERTAIN NAMBLA 


MEMBERS ARE ENGAGING IN ACTIVITIES THAT ARE VIOLATIONS OF TITLE 18, 
use, SECTION 2251, 2252, AND 2423-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. 


EXAMPLES WOULD INCLUDE 


RECENTLY 


/ ■ . 

ARRESTED IN NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK/BQMRA INV/iSTIGATIO N (BQ FILE 


], BU FILE 


INTO THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION 


ACTIVITIES OF MALE YOUTHS BEING CONDUCTED AT I 
RESIDENCE. INVESTIGATION AL^^REVEALED THAT | 
COMMUNICATION WITH THE FOLLOWING KNOWN.'(NAMfei:A MEMBERS: 


WAS IN 




1 , AND 


NAMBLA MEMBERS 


HAVE ALSO APPEARED AT 


THE NASSAU COUNTY COURTHOUSE REGARDING 


PROCEEDINGS 


BEING HELD THERE. ALSO NAMBLA MEMBER 


HAS RECENTLY BEEN 


IMPLICATED IN THE BALTIMORE CASE 








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PAGE THREE 
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f BQ 


UNCLAS 
L AS 


WITNESSED 


irf - 
\ 


OBTAINING 


OF A FRAUDULENT PASSPORT. 


WAS ARRESTED AT MIAMI, FLORIDA, 


ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1981, AFTER DISCOVERY OF HIS FRAUDULENT PASSPORT. 
MANY OF THE ABOVE LISTED INDIVIDUALS ARE KNOWN HOMOSEXUALS 
ENGAGING IN PEDERAST ACTIVITIES. ON JULY 29, 1981, FORMER NAMBLA 
MEMBER ] ] , AGEQ, DATE OF BIRTH ] j , WAS 


INTERVIEWED BY SPECIAL AGENTS OF THE NEW ROCHELLE MRA AT WHICH 
TIME] ]aDVISED that HE HAD TRAVELLED WITH SEVERAL NAMBLA 

INDICATED THAT HE TRAVELLED FROM NEW YORK TO / 

TO visit! I also 


MEMBERS. 
BALTIMORE WITH 
TOOK 


FROM NEW YORK TO BOSTON TWO TIMES TO VISIT NAMBL'A 


MEMBERS 
REPORTED THAT 
MEETING 


, AND 


J- 


ALSO 


TOOK HIM TO BALTIMORE AGAIN, THIS TIM;E 

I ■ 

OF THE GAY COMMUNITY CENTER, AND (LNU) 

I, WFO SUBJECT 


IS BELIEVED TO BE 
INVOLVED IN THE SOLICITATION OF CHILDREN FOR PROSTITUTION AND 
PORNOGRAPHIC FILMS ( ] ] ) . ON 


ANOTHER OCCASION 


AND NAMBLA MEMBER 


TOOK 


FROM NEW YORK TO BOSTON TO ATTEND A PARTY FOR 
WAS HELD AT THE HOME OF 


, WHICH 


DURING THE INTERVIEW OF 


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PAGE FOUR . UNCLAS 

BY NEW ROCHELLE SAS HE ELUDED TO THE SEXUAL ACTIVITIES THAT 
TRANSPIRED DURING THESE TRIPS. BQMRA PRESENTLY ATTEMPTING TO 
LOCATE I I FOR ADDITIONAL INTERVIEWS TO CLARIFY THE SEXUAL 
ACTIVITY DURING THESE TRIPS AND OTHER NAMBLA RELATED EVENTS. THE 
RECENT PUBLICATION OF THE NAMBLA BULLETIN CONTAINS AN ARTICLE 
REGARDING r l INTERVIEW WITH THE FBI AND THE FACT THAT HE 

HAS BEEN DROPPED FROM THE NAMBLA MEMBERSHIP ROLLS BECAUSE OF THIS 
INTERVIEW. 

IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE INVESTIGATIONS THAT HAVE RESULTED IN 
IDENTIFYING PEDERAST ACTIVITY BY NAMBLA MEMBERS, NAMBLA’S 
PHILOSOPHY, AS EXPRESSED IN ITS PUBLICATIONS, REVEAL THEIR 
ATTITUDE TOWARD PRESENT STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS RELATING TO 
SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN. FROM A NAMBLA BULLETIN WAS THE 
FOLLOWING: "NAMBLA IS AN ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN RESPONSE TO THE 

EXTREME OPPRESSION OF MEN AND BOYS INVOLVED IN CONSENSUAL SEXUAL 
AND OTHER RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER. ITS MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN 
TO ALL INDIVIDUALS SYMPATHETIC TO MAN/BOY LOVE IN PARTICULAR AND 
SEXUAL FREEDOM IN GENERAL. NAMBLA IS STRONGLY OPPOSED TO AGE OF 
CONSENT LAWS AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS WHICH DENY ADULTS AND YOUTH 
THE FULL ENJOYMENT OF THEIR BODIES AND CONTROL OVER THEIR LIVES. 




PAGE FIVE 


UNCLAS 







NAMBLA'S GOAL IS TO END THE LONG-STANDING OPPRESSION OF MEN AND 
BOYS INVOLVED IN ANY MUTUALLY CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP BY: 

1. BUILDING A SUPPORT NETWORK FOR SUCH MEN AND BOYS. 

2. EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON THE BENEVOLENT NATURE OF MAN/BOY 


LOVE. 

3. COOPERATING WITH THE LESBIAN, GAY, AND OTHER MOVEMENTS 
FOR SEXUAL LIBERATION. 

4. SUPPORTING THE LIBERATION OF PERSONS OF ALL AGES FROM 
SEXUAL PREJUDICE AND OPPRESSION. 

THE NAMBLA BULLETIN CONTINUES: 

"WE BELIEVE SEX IS GOOD AND WHOLESOME. WE SUPPORT THE RIGHT 
OF YOUNG PEOPLE, AS WELL AS ADULTS, TO CHOOSE FREELY THE PARTNER 
WITH WHOM THEY WISH TO SHARE AND ENJOY THEIR BODIES. WE ENCOURAGE 
AND SUPPORT YOUNG PEOPLE IN THEIR REBELLIONS AGAINST THE ANTISEXUAL 
RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED UPON THEM BY ADULTS - PARENTS, POLICE, MORAL 
CRUSADERS, THE CHURCH, THE LAW, AND THE STATE. WE OPPOSE AGE-OF- 
CONSENT LAWS AND OTHER LEGISLATION AGAINST THE FREEDOM OF YOUTHS.” 

THE ABOVE INFORMATION OBTAINED IN BQMRA INVESTIGATION 
PREDICATES THE REQUEST FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEILLANCE COVERAGE OF 
THE UPCOMING NAMBLA MEMBERSHIP MEETING IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. 



PAGE SIX 


UNCLAS 



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a ' i’’ 


, CASE AGENT BQ , TO 


SAC, BQMRA HAS AUTHORIZED SA 
TRAVEL TO BALTIMORE IN ORDER TO ASSIST WITH THE SURVEILLANCE 
OPERATION, AS REQUESTED BY BALTIMORE. 

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DURING CONVENTION. BALTIMORE IS CONCERNED THAT WITH PRESS 
CONFERENCE SCHEDULED, DISCUSSIONS SCHEDULED REGARDING F 
ARREST, AND FACT THAT GAY COMMUNITY CENTER OF BALTIMORE LTD IS 
LOCATED IN CENTER OF A GAY NEIGHBORHOOD, SHOULD PHYSICAL 
SURVEILLANCE BE DETECTED BY NAMBLA MEMBERS, BUREAU COULD BE 








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’PAGE THREE BA (145B-1120) UNCLAS EFTO 

ACCUSED OF UTILIZING PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUES ON 

"HOMOSEXUAL COMMUNITY," 

BROOKLYN-0UEENS AND WASHINGTON FIELD ARE REQUESTED TO 
EXPEDITIOUSLY SUPPLY BALTIMORE VIA TELETYPE INFORMATION WHICH 
WOULD PREDICATE PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE AND INFORMANT COVERAGE OF 
NAMBLA CONFERENCE. 

WASHINGTON FIELD SHOULD ADVISE BALTIMORE IF f I WILL 

ATTEND CONFERENCE. 

UACB, BALTIMORE WILL CONDUCT PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE OF NAMBLA 
CONFERENCE, ATTEMPT TO HAVEI 


ATTEND CONFERENCE, AND 


SA 


I f BROOKLYN- QUEENS, WILL TRAVEL TO BALTIMORE 

AND ASSIST BALTIMORE SAS IN IDENTIFYING NAMBLA MEMBERS. SACS 
BALTIMORE AND BROOKLYN- QUEENS CONCUR WITH TRAVEL OF SA| — 

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PD-523 (Rev. 5-4-79) 


From: ^ Director, FBI 

Att: Photographic Operations Unit, Rm. 1B903 

To: . wm, cs#sMfl 


& 

Subject: mma.. mmM&m mmfwm msmim 

1. ENCLOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK RELATES TO: 

I I Current Investigation Mug Shot Program Other 




FBIHQUSEONUY Z 


Received 

Developed 

Printed 

Enlargements 

Slides 

Copied 

Other 


Initials 

Date 
















2 . ENCLOSURE(S) 

Film To Be Processed 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

4X5 



136 



126 



120 



Slides 







Movie Film or Microlilm 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

16mm 




35mra 




8( super) 




70 mm 
AHU 









Negatives To Be Printed 

Size I Color B&W [Quantity 


Item 

Quantity 












3. WORK REQUESTED 
Processing 

g Process only 

Process & make print 
1 ~ } Process & make contact print 
[ 1 Slides to be processed 

i 1 Slides to be duplicated 

□ ^ 

□ 


Prints To Be Mode 

(From 135, 126, 110) 

Q3V4X5 Bhs X7 

# prints from each frame 
(‘^i Color ( B&W 

( From 120 and 4X5) 

□ 4X5 I I8X 10 

# prints from each frame 

\ — 1 Color □ B&W 


Prints To Be Made Custom Prints 

[ I Cibachrome (From any size negative or slide) 

(Prints from slides) 

I — I ou, V K Quantity 


□ 354X5 

□ 5X7 

1 18 X 10 


Size 

□ Color □ B&W 


4- PROCESSING CENTER 
REMARKS rr 




SPEd^^NSTRUCTIONS 

[^j MairRoom: Show shipment date and registry number, 
{ I Shipping Show shipment date; bill of lading 

1 i 


number; initial invoye^ui^^ce to be placed in 
administrative 


MOT RECOt^DEii^ 

1 OCT 22 1981 







noanoso 


m. 


Director, FBI 

(Attg Photographic Operations Unit, Rm. 1B903 


FD-583 (Rev. 10-18-78) 

. • ■ 'I w 

To: *^^Director, FBI 

^ / (At^ Photographic Operations Unit, Rm. 1B903 

avA/ 'H0 / yv 

fW ^ 'BMKM-QoeEtis (Hs:e-3W) (p) 

Subject: KWm Ahc<iicai4 MaiJ^Qo/ uVc 

ftP y Pf . tA«PTt)ti)|J XTaTIoiJ 

wev) yo«y , ioVy. 

fTOM-S^ OF 

( 00 'B®) 

1. ENCLOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK RELATES TO; 

Current Investigation Mug Shot Program QH Other 


2. ENCLOSURE(S) 

Film To Be Processed 

Size Color B&W Quantity 
4X5 

^35 3 ro * < 

126 


AIRTEL 

' > 

te (o|i3|^r 


Movie Film or Microfilm 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

16mm 




35mm 




8(super) 




70 mm 
AHU 









Il^raWTIONSji^ ^VE^SE 

FBIHQUSE ONLY 


Received 

Developed 

Printed 

Enlargements 

Slides 

Copied 

Other 


□ V.P.S. □KII □K 400 □ 


Initials^ 

/cV/O'/ 












i 




Negatives To Be Printed 

Size f Color 1 B&W Quantity 


Item 

Quantity 












3. WORK REQUESTED 

Processing 

Process only 
Process & make print 
Process & make contact print 
Slides to be processed 
Slides to be duplicated 


aOjM I , 


Prints To Be Mode 

(From 135, 126, and 110) 

□ 3V4 X 5 15^5 X 7 

# prints from each frame 
5^ Color □ B&W 

( From 1 20 and 4X5) 

□ 4X5 □8X10 

# prints from each frame 

1 — 1 Color □ B&W 


Prints To Be Mode 

I I Cibachrome 

(Prints from slides) 
{ I 31^ X 5 

□ 5X7 

□ 8 X 10 


^ Custom Prints 

(From any size negative 


or slide) 


4. REMARKS 

(include trial date or other ) A 

mandatory deadline and any / ^ 

other specific instructions) 


lty<L- yLtJ^O-inejsi J^l[ 

I ^ 

RECORDS 

S OCT^^I 

... V, 


Quantity 

Size . .. 

□ Color □ B&W 

■fi 


2 - FBIHQ Enclosure: 13 / 

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INSTRUCTIONS 


GENERAL 


ALL photographic work must be submitted under the substansive case caption when it relates ^o an investigative matter. 
Include FBIHQ file number when available. All other photographic processing forms (including FD-482) are obsolete and should 
not be used. The FD.523 is to be utilized for all photographic processing work forwarded to FBIHQ except employee identification 
and/or credential cards. Requests for official FBI identification and credential cards must be submitted on form FD-464, Attention: 


Property Procurement and Management Section, 

The FD-523 may be filled out in legible hand printing. The following information is set forth to ^^ist iniiwoperly filling 

- 

All photographic work. submitted should be checked as Current Investigation, Mug Shot Program, or 


out this form. 

1, ENCLOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK RELATES TO: 


block. If “OTHER” is checked a short description of what it is should be stated under item #4 (Remarks). 

2 . ENCLOSURE(S): 




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Film To Be Processed - Check appropriate column for Color, Black and White film, alongside the size ^|fthe fife. Also, 
indicate the number of sheets or rolls or cassetts in the quantity column. Slides refers to EXTACHROME ONLK^o iIBt send 
KODACHROME. 

Movie Film Or Microfilm - Check appropriate block for size and quantity. DO NOT SEND COLOR MOVIE FILM. 

Negatives To Be Printed - Check appropriate block for size; Color or Black and White and quantity submitted. If 135mm 
negatives are to be printed, indicate by frame number, do not cut up into individuals frames. The same applies to any roll film. 

Other - Enclosures to be copied e.g. photographs, documents, objects, etc. 

3, WORK REQUESTED: 

Processing - Only means to develop the film and NO COPIES or PRINTS e.g. microfilm. 

Process And Print - Means to develop film and make one or more prints. 

Process And Make Cento ct Strip - Means to develop film and make prints same size as negatives. 

Slides To Be Processed - Means Ektachrome film to be developed and slides mounted. 

Slides To Be Duplicated - Means process slide film and make one or more duplicates of each slide. 

Prints To Be Made - From 135, 126 and 110 film, check size SVz X 5 or 5 X 7. These are the only size prints available from 
our machine printers. Check Color or Black and White. , ^ 

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available from our machine printers, 

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Custom prints are available in various sizes but require extensive special handling. This type of printing is done on special 
request and proper justification must be furnished under item #4 (Remarks). 

4. REMARKS: 

Justification for custom prints. Any special instruction or short description of “other” photographic work in item #1 of this 



form. 


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_0F NAMBLA WILL BE HELD IN BALTIMORE-. MARYLAND DURING THE WEEK- 
END OF OCTOBER 10 AND 11-. naii THAT THE BALTIMORE DIVISION W^ITl 


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JORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVERS ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA)| POST 
OFFICE BOX 174, MIDTOWN STATION, MEW YORK, NEW YORK, 1001Sj 

'trOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN;. OOsBQMRA 

RE .BUREAU TELETYPE TO BALTIMORE, OCTOBER 23,^f^stf 


AS ’STATED IN REFERENCED TELETYPE, I 


TO ATTE® NAf'iBLA CONVENTION, HOWEVER WAS UNABLE TO SECURE Ai 
invitation from an ACTIVE MEMBER. SINCE ATTENDANCE WAS BY 
INVITATION ONLY, SOURCE WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND. 



WAS ASKED / 

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Director, FBI 145-592Q Date 

Attention : FBI Lab, Document Section 

SAC, I ndianapo lis 145B-778 


10/28/81 


Subject : 






ffORTH AMERICAIi. MAN/BOY LOVE AS^SiXUATON . 
(NAMBLA) 

PO BOX 174 

MIDTOWN STATION 

NEW YORK, NEW iQBK-^l Om^^. 

ITOM - CHILD ^XPLOrririON 
00: NY 


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Enclosed for the FBI Lab is the original copy of 
NA MBLA Bulletin Vol. 2, #7, 9/81, which was directed 
to I ~\, received at Indianapolis, 10/21/81. 

A copy of the enclosure is being furnished NY and 
as there are pending investigations at both locati^ 

Lead: Indianapolis - At Indianapolis 


Provide, until further notice, copies of correspa 
received from NAMBLA to FBIHQ and interested divisi 






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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 






11/5/81 



SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY 

LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 

PO BOX 174 

MIDTOWN STATION 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018: 

ITOM - CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00: New York 


Examination requested by; Indianapolis 


FBI FE.E NO. 145-5920 

LAB. NO. 11105054 D SK 

YOUR NO. 


Examination by: . 

/l//9A)OL/h 


Reference: 


Letter dated October 28, 1981 


Examination requested: DOCU-Itient 


Specimens received: 


November 5, 1981 




Item 66 


Copy of NAMBLA Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 7, 
September 1981, NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown 
Station, New York, N.Y. 10018 


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TRANSMIT VIA: 
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PRECEDENCE: 
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CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

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DIRECTOR, FBI (145 B-5920) 

(ATTN: SUPERVISOR ! ~l 

ORGANIZED CRIME SECTION, DIVISION 6) 


SAC, BALTIMORE (145B-1122) 




FROM: 


SUBJECT; ^ORTH^-AMERIC^ MAN /BQ Y 

LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) , I f" 

P T~ O , ~ b 5ST" I 74-r-“ ^ I ^ 

MID TOira STATION, 1 VV|> 

NEW.'. YORKv,I-:*NEk XQEIK^_ 10018; N® 

ITOM - SEXUAL EXPLOITATION /F 

OF CHILDREN // * 

(00: Brooklyn-Queens) 1/ 

Re BQMRA airtel to Bureau, 9/23/81; 

BQHRA teletype to Bureau, 10/2/81; 

Baltimore teletype to Bureau, 10/7/^j ^ ^ 

BQMRA teletype, / j , // 

WFO teletype, 10/8/8 // 
BQMRA airtel, 10/8/81 ' 

Bureau teletype, 10/23/8:U^*^*r^ 

WFO teletype, 10/26/8r, all captioned as above. 

Enclosed for the Bureau is one copy of Conference 
Invitation, dated 9/9/81, for the North American Man/Boy 
Love Association, 5th General Membership Conference, held 
the weekend of 10/10-11/81, with attached registration form. 
Enclosed for BQMRA is an original and one copy of 13 
investigative inserts which reflec t investigation conducted 
at Baltimore, Maryland, concerning I 

Bureau (Enc. ' H 

- Brooklyn-Queens] (Enc. 30) ( 145B-3923) 

(Attn; SA| I) 

2 - WFO (145B-786) (Attn: SA«[ p 

1 - Baltimore 

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BA 145B-1122 


I Gay Community Center, 241 West C hase 
Street , Ba ltimore, Maryland,! I 


], andQ 


_|I Also enclosed for 


BQMRA is an original and one copy each of two physical 
surveillance logs concerning surveillance conducted at NAMBLA 
convention, 241 West Chase Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 

10/10 and 11/81. 


Refere nced BQMRA airt el d ated 9/23/81 set f orth 
information that I ^ I , age | | , date of birth I 

had revea led his association with several NAMBLA membe rs , 
primarily I I , during 




Bureau interview. L 


J advised Bureau agents that he had 


taken several weekend trips to various cities including 
Baltimore, Bost on and W ashington, D. C . , and that during the 
summer of 1981, r I travelled with] | to B altimore on 

two separate occasions , once meeting \ land the other 

trip meeting I land (FNuT I f(phonetic) . 

BQMRA further advised that I I is an active NAM BLA 

Steering Committee member havin g kheld the position of 

I was reported to be the 

I of Baltimore Gay Commu nity Serv ice Center. 

also advised that he staved with I I for fi ve weeks 

a location on I 

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noted that 
white ma 


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(FNU) 
date of 


who 


is thes® 3 ect of 


I may be id entical 



wO case captioned 


Investigation conducted at Baltimore disclosed that 
Gay Community Center of Baltimore is located at 241 West 
Chase Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Also located at this 
address is Baltimore * s-Gay Alliance and the Gay Switchboard. 




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male 


10_". 141} pounds,. 








resides "at 
A review of 


the records of the Maryland State Police, Baltimore City Police 
and Baltim ore County Police al l fail to disclose any arrest 
record f qj. | | or | | . 


Review of Balti more indic es failed to disclose 
any information re garding I H other than those references 

in case entitled, * 1 I. OO; WFO." 0?wo references 


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app ear in Bal timore f ile entitle d. 


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concernxng 


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however, these refei^ences were insignificant to captioned 
mat ter ♦ A review of Ba ltimore file 100-28602 disclosed that 

I name appeared on a membership list of 
Baltimore Com mittee for the Defense of the Har risburg Six 

^residence was shown as 


the 

during May, 1971 


His employment was shown as 


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J" 


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A review of the 1981 Alexandria Drafting Company's 
Baltimore and Baltimore County Street G uide failed to disclo se 
a street named I I in I I , 

however , I |, is 

located within | |, a community within 


the Baltimore City limits. 


any pertinent information. 


A review of persons residing at 
L failed to disclose 


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A review of the November, 1980 Chesapeake an d Potomac 
Te lephone Directory for Greater Baltimore di sclosed an[ 
atl ■ 


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revealed that 
date of birth 


]. Further investigation 

I , w hite female. 5*3", 100 pounds, 

I, resides at l I, 

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review of the records of the Maryland 

State Police, Baltimore City Police, and Baltimore County 
Police failed to di sclose any info rmation identifiable with 

or I I. Baltimore indices negative 


regarding |_ 


and 


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Referenced BQMRA teletype dated 10/2/81 disclosed 
NAMBLA was scheduling to hold their 5th General Membership 
Conference at the Gay Community Center, 241 West Chase Street, 
Baltimore, Maryland, the weekend of 10/10-11/81. Enclosed 
conference invitation and registration form sets forth agenda 
for this meeting. This agenda was received by Baltimore Division 
via referenced BQMRA airtel, dated 10/8/81. 


Referenced Bureau teletype dated 10/23/81 requested 
details of persons known to attend conference and copies of 
surveillance photographs. Physical surveillance coverage 

conducted at 241 West Chase Street, Baltimore, Maryl and , on 

10/10/ 81 by SAs of Baltimore Division, assisted by SA | | 

I 1, BQMRA, from 9:55 a.m. , to 1:21 p.m. Surveillance 

disclosed individuals entering 241 West Chase Street, 

Baltimore, Maryland, the site of the 5th General Membership 
Conference of NAMBLA, were associated with vehicles which bore 


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BA 145B-1122 



Rosann's Apparel, Inc. 

26 North Main Street 
Rochester , New Hampshire 



For the infor mation of the Bure au, surveillance 
photographs taken by SA | L BQMRA, with 

photographs subsequently processed at BQMRA. 

Referenced WFO teletype dated 10/26/81 advised that 
WFO source was unable to secure an invitation to NAMBLA 
conference . 

Leads to other offices regarding participants 
attending this conference are being left to the discretion 
of the office of origin. 

LEAD ; . 

BQMRA 


AT BROOKLYN-QUEENS , NEW YORK 


Will provide FBIHQ with one cppy of surveill^ 
taken 10/10 and 11/81 at Baltimore, Maryland 


of surveillance photographs 






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WORTH # I 

AMERICAN ^ ^ 

MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 

PO. Box 174 Midtown Station. New York. 10018 


September 9 , 1981 


CONFERENCE INVITATION 


The fifth general membership conference of the North American Man Boy 
Love Association will be held in Baltimore on the weekend of October 10 and 
11. 1981. 

In its first three years NAMBLA has successfully developed into a network 


of mutual support and defense. We foughtf 


I Sexually Dangerous 


Person designation and won the first step toward his release. We helped win 


the early release of | \ 

summer in Nassau County. New York. 


And we stood up to the witch-hunt begun this 


At the same time, we have begun to develop a broader social and political 
vision. We have marched for sexual freedom in Gay Rights marches in Boston. New 
York, and Washington. We have marched in Washington against Reagan's war against 
the people of El Salvador. We have picketed at Bridgewater and at Boston University 
against the enforcers of sexual conformity. 

The agenda for this conference includes workgroups to develop position papers 
or resolutions; an open public meeting with long-time D.C. activist ] [ 

of the Advocate and a fighter for sexual f reedcxn . | 

| » and I ? a business meeting; and skills workshops. 

This conference is being held at a most dramatic period in the history of 
NAMBLA. Help Strengthen NAMBLA to resist and overcome repression! To survive we^ 


must begin to live. 





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AGENDA 



FIFTH MEMBERSHIP CONFERENCE ^ 

NORTH AMERICAN MAN BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 

GAY COMMUNITY CENTER 

241 WEST CHASE STREET 

BALTIMORE , MARYLAND 

OCTOBER 10^11, 1981 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th 


3:00 P.M. 
5:00 P.M. 
7:30 P.M. 


9:00 

A.M. 

Registration 

10:00 

A.M. 

Welcome. 1 1 

10:15 

A.M. 

NAMBLA continuing response to the 
1 L 

11:30 

A.M. 

Comments and Discussion. 

12:00 

Noon 

Lunch. In-house. 

1:00 

P.M. 

Workgroups 


], Gay Community Center 


1. Hustling 

2. Pornography 

3. Youth, Sex, and Power. 

4. Societal Repression. 
Reports of Workgroups 
Press Conference 

Open Public Mee ting with 
I | > and I 


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th 


A dance may be organized by G.C.C. after the P\ablic 
Meeting . 

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9:30 A.M. 
10:00 A.M. 
12:30 P.M. 
2:00 P.M. 


4:30 P.M. 


Coffee. 

Membership Business Meeting. ] 

Lunch at local restaurants. 
Plenary Session. Skills Workshops. 


Dealing with media 
Group Organization 
Crisis Management 
Adjournment. 


This conference is not open to the public. Attendance is restricted to NAMBLA 
members, invited observers, and the gay press. The 5:00 P.M. press conference is 
open to the straight press. The 7:30 meeting is open to all. 





NAME 


ADDRESS CITY 

STATE 

Yes I am coming , save me a place . 

I need a place to stay. 

My first and second choices for workgroups are: 

Hustling Pornography Youth, Sex, and Power Societal Repression 

Registration fee is $20 and includes lunch on Saturday. No one will be 
turned away for lack of money. 


How to get there (from the North) : Take 1-95 South to 1-695 (the 
Baltimore beltway) West. Take 1-695 to 1-83 South to Maryland Avenue 
exit. Take Maryland Avenue South to West Chase Street. Take West 
Chase Street past Park Avenue. The Gay Community center is on the left 
at 241 West Chase Street. For information or if you arrive Friday night 
call 1301) 366-1386. 








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'' DIRECTOR, FBI (145-5920) 


SACy. INDIANAPOLIS (145B-778) 


Date 


11/30/81 


Subject : 


NORTH AMERICAN-^MA M;/.BQY::-LOyE 
ASSOCIATIC^(NAMBLA) , 

POST OFFICE BOX 174, 

M IDTOM‘"S^TTgN^"=^^ 
NEW^YORKT* n ¥^ 7 Y ORK _jj>018- 
ITOH-OHilifEXPL^iT^^ 

00: NY 







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Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is one original copy of 
NAMBLA letter to membership dated October 27, 1981, with 
enclosures thereto, as well as NAMBLA Bulletin, Volume Two, 
Number Eight . October, 1981, issue which was directed to 
I I. received at Indianapolis November 19, 1981. 

A copy of the above enclosures are being furnished to New 
York and Brooklyn Queens as there are pending investigations' 
at both locations. 

LEAD 

INDIANAPOLIS 

At Indianapolis , Indiana 

Provide, until further notice, copies of correspondence 
received from NAMBLA to FBIHQ and interested divisions. 



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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 




2/16/82 


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To: SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


FBI FILE NO. 145-5920 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE LAB. NO. 

ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) , 

Re; POST OFFICE BOX 174, YOUR NO. 

MIDTOWN STATION, 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018; 

ITOM-CHILD EXPLOITATION Examination by; 

00; New York 

Examination requested by: Indianapolis 

Reference: Letter dated November 30, 1981 

Examination requested: Documsnt 


20216023 D SK 


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Specimens received: 



February 16, 1982 

NAMBLA Bulletin, Vol. 2, No. 8, for October 1981, 
published by NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, 
New York, N.Y. 10018 

NAMBLA letter to membership dated October 27, 1981 



FBI/DOJ 




REOORDED FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION I 

12/22/81 UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 12/16/81 

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Laboratory Work Sheet 


To: SAC, Dallas (145-0_ 

file no. /S/S'- 

A/£^ VoJe^ A/./. /ooiSi lab.no. 11216045 D SK 

TTOM-SEXUAL 

■ EXPLOITATIONil YOUR NO. 

OF CHILDREN 


Examination by: 





Examination requested by: 

Dallas 

Reference: 

Letter dated December 

8/ 1981 

Examination requested: 

Document 

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Specimens received: DeceiubGlT 16/ 19 81 




Item^67 


Copy of NAMBLA Bulletin, Volume 2, Number 6, July- 
August 1981, NAMBLA, P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, 
New York, N.Y. 10018 


Itemft68 


Pamphlet entitled "Introducting the North American 
Man/Boy Love Association 


^ Itemc.69 


Application for Membership in NAMBLA 


^Item c70 Photocopy of a two-page handwritten letter dated 
^ Friday AM, October 2, 1981, beginning "Dear r I . . 

ending Sincerly NAMBLA" with a postscript beginning 
"We need a NAMBLA Chapter in Texas ... ending 
it's worth looking into" 


FBI/OOJ 







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Memorandum 



aSi IHFOEMATIOT COHTAIKED 
•HEREIN IS UNCLASSIFIED 

DATE 11-08-2007 BY 60324/ AUC/BAN/STP /'bis 



DIRECTOR, FBI 
ATTENTION: FBI LABORATORY 


SAC, D ALLAS a_45-0 ) 
i\lotCrH SK. r C finJ /yiAAJ. 


Date 12/8/81 


Subject 


*'7^^ /yji (STbaijU ^r/STJ 

ITOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION ^OF '^CHIIl.DRER 


WSoy 4<9i/£vfX /^^SotTTfTTorxJ^ i P) 

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Enclosed for the Bu are copies of North American Man/ 
Boy Lovers Association (NAMBLA) material described as NAMBLA 
Bulletin Volume 2, Number 6, dated July-August, 1981 pamphlet 
"Introducing the North American Man/Boy Lovers Association 
Between a Photogiraph of a NAMBLA Contingent and New York City 
Gay Pride Match of June 29, 1980, Application for Memmbership, 
and handwritten letter dated Friday, October 2, 1981, from NAMBLA. 



Enclosed items were obtained from ] I , and 

rece ived the orig inals through the U.S. Mail. Former correspondence 
with I [of the NAMBLA Steering Committee sometime ago, and 



is known toL 


through that correspondence. 


The handwr itten l etter addressed to him is believed to 
have been written by I L In the P.S. of the handwritten letter, 

it is pointed out that NAMBLA wants a chapter, in Texas to aid inmates 
of Texas prisons and asked informant if he would be interested in 
organizing a chapter for NAMBLA in the State of Texas. 

Bu is requested to advise Dallas if informants membership 
in Dallas is desired. Informant will not be instructed to exhibit 
interest in sponsoring a NAMBLA chapter in the State of Texas unless 
instructed to do otherwise by the Bu. 

The enclosed items for use by the Bu and may be ma^hlbaiiied 
as reference or destroyed. 


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DIRECTOR, FBI (145B-5920’> 12/21/81 

(Attention: FBI Laboratory, Document Section) 

SAC, INDIANAPOLIS (145B-778) (P) P 

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N ORTH AMERIC AN-MAN./:BQ:gL LOVE ASSOCIATION 
(NAMBLA), ^ 

PosjL^£ije.e„Bi>x.l74, El 

Midtown„St at ion , 

^ew~Yqi^k.,„Noj5uPf.or.k,:. 10018 





# Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory, is one original copy of NAMBA 

ri., Bu lletin. Volum e 2, Number 9, November, 1981. The Bulletin was directed 
to | I and was received at Indianapolis, Indiana, 12/9/81. A 

g*; copy of the enclosure is being furnished to New York and Brooklyn-Queens , 
there are pending investigations at both location. 

S leads 

Ilk INDIANAPOLIS 

At tndiajmpolis , Indiana 

. 

Provide, until further notice, copies of correspondence received 
from NAMBLA to FBIHQ and interested Divisions. 






Bureau (Enc. nV 

Brooklyn-Queens (31B^116200 (Enc. 1) 
New York (145B-3923)/ (Enc . 1) 
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(Attention: FBI Laboi^tory, Document Section) 



C, INDI ANA P0LIS,X 145B-778 ) (P) 


rORTH AJIERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 


NEW YORK, NEJLYORK^ 10018 
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00: NY 


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Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is one original copy 
of NAMBLA Bulletin, Volinne T wo . Number Te n . December, 1981. 

The bulletin was directed to l ~L and was received 

at Indianapolis, Indiana, on 12/9/81. A copy of the enclosure 
is being furnished to New York, Brooklyn-Queens , and 
Cleveland in view of the investigations at New York and 
Brooklyn-Queens and the investigative interest at Cleveland. 


LEADS 


INDIANAPOLIS 



At Indianapolis. Indiana 

Provide, until further notice, copies of correspondence 
received from NAMBLA to FBIHQ and interested divisions. 


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KE CORDED 
2/26/82 
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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 


Loboratory Work Sheet 


2/22/82 


To: SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


FBI FILE NO. 


145t5920 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN /BOY 
^®=LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) , 
POST OFFICE BOX 174, 
MIDTOWN STATION, 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018; 
ITOM-CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00 : New York 


LAB. NO. 20222086 D SK 


YOUR NO. 


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Examination by: 


Examination requested by; 
Reference: 


Examination requested: 


Indianapolis 

Letter dated February 19, 1982 
Document 


4/m 


Specimens received: February 22 , 19 82 



Item 


74 


NAMBLA Bulletin, Vol. 2., 
published by NAMBLA, P.0, 
New York, N.Y. 10018 


No. 10, for December, 1981 
BOX 174, Midtown Statecbn, 



FBl/DOJ 








UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


AIRTEL 


WAR 4 1982 

DATE: 


TO 


DIRECTOR, FBI (14 
(ATTN: SUPERVISOR 
SECTION, DIVISION 




SAC, BQMRA (145B- 


p-5920) 

6 ) 


3923) (P) 


ORGANIZED CRIME 


SUBJECT;^iORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE 

ASSOCIATION 


(NAMBLA) 

P.O. BOX 174, 
MIDTOWN STATION, 


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NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018; 

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ITOM - SEXUAL EXPLOITATION 

OF CHILDREN 



(00: BQ) 


Retelca l from Sa| 

I . FBIHQ, on 3/2/32. 


BQMRA, 


to Supervisor 


Being forwarded to FBIHQ, under separate cover, is one 
set of two hundred and sixty-six (266) photographs of the 
surveillance conducted at Baltimore, Maryland on 10/11/81 of the 
NAMBLA national meeting. BQMRA is attempting to identify 
individuals depicted in photographs by coordinating surveillance 
log to each frame. Each photograph has been numbered for future 
reference . 


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To : DIRECTOR, FBI 

(Attention: FBI Laboratory Document Section) 

IllDIAMAPOLIS (14SE-778 1 (P) 

Subject ; AMF.RTn/^W MAN/ ROY 

ASSOa^^i (N AMBLA) 

MIDTOWN STA TION. r “ 

NEW YORK. NEW YOR K 10018 { 20-^ 

ITQM-CHim^gl^ITATION 


20423011 



00: NEW YORK 


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Enclosed for the FBI Laboratory is one original copy of 
NAMBLA bulletin, Volume 3, N umber 1. Janu ary-February . 1982. 

The bulletin was directed to I 1 and was received at 

Indianapolis, Indiana, on 3/29/82. A copy of the enclosure is 
being furnished to New York, Brooklyn-Queens , and Clevel'and, in 
view of the investigations at New York and Brooklyn-Qi^ens ''and 
the investigative interest at Cleveland. I I , 


LEADS 



INDIANAPOLIS 


At Indianapolis. Indiana 



Provide, until further notice, copies of correspondence 
received from NAMBLA to FBIHQ and interested divisions. 


3/ ~ Bureau (Enc. u) 

2 - Brooklyn-Queens (31B-11620) (Enc. 1) 

2 - Cleveland (Enc . 1) 

(Attention: SA | b 

2 - New York (Enc. 1) 

2 - Indianapolis 


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RECORDED 

5/7/82 

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FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

Laboratory Work Sheet 


4/23/82 


Xo: SAC, Indianapolis (145B-778) 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY 
LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) 
POST OFFICE BOX 174, 
MIDTOWN STATION, 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018; 
ITOM^CHILD EXPLOITATION 

00; New York 


FBI FILE NO. 
LAB. NO. 
YOUR NO. 


14^920 
20423011 D SK 


Examination requested by: 
Reference; 

Examination requested: 


Indianapolis 

Let€er dated April 14, 1982 
Document 


Examination by: 

( 575 - 5.77 


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Specimens received: 

Item 75 






Item 76 


April 23, 1982 

Original copy of NAMBLA bulletin. Volume 3, Number 1, 
January-February, 1982, published by NAMBLA, P.O. 

Box 174, Midtown Station, New York, New York 10018 

Typewritten form letter dated February 24, 1982, 
beginning "Dear NAMBLA Supporte r; ..." signed 



] 


tern 77 


NAMBLA pleaged card for the NAMBLA Emergency Defense 
Fund for 1982 











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TO FBI BUFFALO ROUTINE 
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lORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION -CNAMBLA}-! FPC- 


REURAIRTEL MARCH 

A CHECK OF HEADC3UARTERS RECORDS REVEALED A PENDING 145 
CITOM - CHILD EXPLOITATION} FILE ON NAMBLA . SAN FRANCISCO, 

NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN -C3UEENS ARE ORIGIN. 

INVESTIGATION WAS INITIATED IN ORDER TO DEVELOP ANY PERTI- 
NENT DETAILS, AND OBTAIN THE IDENTITIES OF INDIVIDUALS IN RE- 
GARD TO VIOLATIONS OF THE FEDERAL SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHIL- 
DREN STATUTE, TITLE Ifl, U-S- CODE, SECTIONS EE51, BE5E AND E4E3 
A REVIEIi) OF MATERIAL AVAILABLE INDICATES THAT NAMBLA IS A 
i GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS ADVOCATING SEX ACTS BETWEEN CONSENTING 
‘individuals regardless OF AGE OR SEX. A NAMBLA BULLETIN IS 
PUBLISHED ON A CONTINUING BASIS. 


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ACCORDING TO THE FILE-, NAtlBLA’S GOAL IS TO END THE LONG- 
STAN]>ING OPPRESSION OF MEN AND BOYS INVOLVED IN ANY MUTUALLY- 
CONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP BY: 

1- BUILDING A SUPPORT NETWORK FOR SUCH MEN, AND BOYSi 
E. EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON THE BENEVOLENT NATURE OF MAN/ 
BOY LOVE*. 

3. COOPERATING WITH THE LESBIAN-, GAY-, AND OTHER MOVEMENTS 
FOR SEXUAL LIBERATION^ 

SUPPORTING THE LIBERATION OF PERSONS OF ALL AGES FROM 
SEXUAL PREJUDICE AND OPPRESSION. 

NAMBLA BELIEVES SEX IS GOOD AND WHOLESOME. IT SUPPORTS 
THE RIGHT OF YOUNG PEOPLE-, AS WELL AS ADULTS-, TO CHOOSE FREELY 
THE PARTNER WITH WHOM THEY WISH TO SHARE AND ENJOY THEIR 
BODIES. IT ENCOURAGES AND SUPPORTS YOUNG PEOPLE IN THEIR 
REBELLIONS AGAINST THE ANTISEXUAL RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED UPON 
THEM BY ADULTS— PARENTS-, POLICE-, MORAL CRUSADERS-, THE CHURCH-, 
THE LAWt and the STATE. THEY OPPOSE AGE-OF-CONSENT LAWS AND 
OTHER LEGISLATION AGAINST THE FREEDOM OF YOUTHS- 





UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION 


AIRTEL 


DATE: APR 2 3 1982 


: DIRECTOR, FBI (1il5B-5920) 

(ATTN: SUPERVISOR ! I 

ORGANIZED CRIME SECTION, DIVISION 6) 


^ROM' iP'BROOKLYN-QUEENS MRA (1A5B-3923) (P) (BQ-3) r 

Z) 

SUBJECT: WORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION % fJ 

(NAMBLA) 

P.O. BOX 17N, MIDTOWN STATION 1 0 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018; 

ITOH-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN 
(00: BQ) 

Enclosed for the Bureau’an’d each recipient office are 
one copy each of the ^following .documents : Bureau airtel to all 

SACs, dated I/ 3 O/ 8 I, titled, "Sexual Exploitation of Children," 
and Public Law 95-225 "Protection of Children Against Sexual 
Exploltatlcr. Act «f 1977.- . , ^ C# r\,'c 

Aamlplstratlve; DE-127 / ^'/ .3 J / 

The Bureau is requested to submit lead to the Legal 
Attache , Legat , London, England, for coverage as set forth in the 
lead CO "Legat London." 


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Bureau (145B-5920) (Ends. 2T U 

2 - Baltimore (145B-1122) (Ends. 2 ) '^ EUCJDOSURE ATTACHED 

3 - Boston (145B-792) (Ends. 2) 

2 - Butte (Ends. 2) 

2 - Cleveland (Ends. 2) (Attn; SA j 
2 - Indianapolis (145B-778) (Info.) (Ends. 2) 

2 - Los Angeles (Ends. 2) 

2 - Miami (Ends. 2) 

2 - Newark (Ends. 2) 

2 - New Haven (Ends. 2) 

2 - Norfolk (Ends. 2) 

2.'- Philadelphia (Ends. 2) 

2 - Phoenix (Ends. 2) 

2 - Pittsburgh (Ends. 2) 

2 - Portland (Ends. 2) 

2 - Richmond (Ends. 2) 

2 - San Francisco (145B-1294) (Ends. 2) 

2* -j: Washington Field Office (145B-735) (Ends 
% 4/^J>voeJ&l'9Q!©aueens (145B-3923) 

1 - Br ooklytR<Queens (31B-1 1620) 

KTR ;nmg 
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For the Information of the Bureau and receiving offices, 
BQHRA Investigations based on violations of Title 18, United 
States Code, Sections 2251, 2252, and 2H23, relating to the 
Sexual Exploitation of Children Act of 1978, have resulted in 
several individuals being identified as members of captioned 
organization. The North American Man/Boy Love Association 
(NAMBLA) is composed of pederast/boy lovers who openly express 
their views and attitudes in a monthly publication titled the 
"NAMBLA BULLETIN." The NAMBLA philosophy, as expressed in these 
publications, reveal their attitude toward present state and 
federal laws relating to sexual activity with children. From a 
NAMBLA BULLETIN was the following: "NAMBLA is an organization 

founded in response to the extreme oppression of men and beys 
involved in consensual sexual and other relationships with each 
other. Its membership is open, to all individu^als sympathetic to 
Man/Boy Love in particular and sexual freedom in general. NAMBLA 
is strongly opposed to age of consent laws andother restrictions 
which deny adults and youth the full enjoyment of their bodies 
and control over their lives. ‘ NAMBLA's goal is to end the 
long-standing oppression of men and boys involved in any mutually 
consensual relationship by: 

1. Building a support network for such men and boys. 

2. Educating the public on the benevolent nature of 
man/boy love, 

3. Cooperating with the lesbian, gay and other 
movements for sexual liberation. 

. Supporting the liberation of persons of all ages 
from sexual prejudice and oppression. 

The NAMBLA BULLETIN continues: 


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BQ U5B-3923 


"We belive sex is good and wholesome. We support the 
right of young people, as well as adults, to choose freely the 
partner with whom they wish to share and enjoy their bodies. We 
encourage and support young people in their rebellions against 
the antisexual restrictions imposed upon them by adults - 
parents, police, moral crusaders, the church, the law, and the 
state. We oppose age - of consent laws and other legislation 
against the freedom of youths." 

On October 11 and 12, 1932, NAMBLA held its 5th General 
Membership Conference at the Gay Community Center (GCC), 241 West 
Chase Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Physical surveillance and 
photographic coverage of thi s conference was c onducted by 
Baltimore SAs assisted by SA | L BQ?1R A . The 

surveillance disclosed individuals entering the GCC who were 
associated with vehicles which bore registrations listed to the 
following individuals and/or corporations: 


STATE OF MARYLAND REGISTRATIONS: 



3 




STATE OF NEW YORK REGISTRATIONS 














BQ U5B-3923 




n^» 63r.r. * s A p par el Ir,c. 

1 I II II ^ 

2 6 Wor^h M .a.l.r;,.^S.t.c.eje-t 
Rochester, New Hampshire 



STATE OF NEW JERSEY REGISTRATIONS: 



PA 92863 K 
PA 68065S 

CA 2U1TFN 

NH 587^'»'» 

OH 5Z0605 

?U W25C 
NJ 2«0 KDL 



BQ 1U5B-3923 


STTE OF VIRGINIA REGISTRATIONS: 

. iZ 


VA XDL «»25 


VA OYVEGA 


WASHINGTON, D.C. REGISTRATIONS: 

WDC 660-08'! 
WD 129865 


GCC) 



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Set forth below is all the ir.foraation presently known 
to BQHRA regarding its organization and raembers: 

HAMBLA Headquarters 
P.O. Box 17*» 

Midtcwn Station 
New York, NY 1901S 
(212) ‘•75-0987 

(212) 9N2-A560 - Information regarding NAMBLA 

Activities 

NYC Chapter meeting held at 151 H. 19th St., 7th 
floor , NYC on 2/16/81 . 





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BALTIMORE CHAPTER INFORMATION 

- NAMBLA BULLETIN of December, 1981 - warned members cf 
increased police activity at the following locations: 

1. Patterson Park intersectoin of Linwood/Eastern 
Avenues 

2. Wyman Park 

3. Heeht Company Restrooms at Rei ster stowr. Plaza 



- observed at NAMBLA 5th Membership Conference in 



9 

















ember (| P ; observed at 

bershlp Confererce in Balti more , 
ng with I |ir. BQ 


12 









ield Street 
Sult'e' 8“^Q 

Boston, Massachusetts 02105 

(same address as Glad Day Bookshop where Boston Chapter 
held meeting on 2/19/31). 


- advertised in the NAMBLA Bulletin (Fall, 1951) 
indicating "get the latest dope on nan-boy love, pornography and 
erotics, S and M, and whatever else is hot." 


13 


















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Member ( 

July 6, 1981 


Committee 
released 


- N AMBLA Prisoner Correspondant : Steering 
]) ; Defense Fund Coordinator ( \ 
from Berkshire House of Correction, Pittsfield 
Massachusetts, where he had been serving a two-year sentence 




on 


for 



- Steering Committee Member ( | D ; Steering Committee 
met at his residence on 2/28/81; wrote article in a New York 
City gay newspaper titled "The Ugly Truth About Chickenhawks ; " 
possibly attended the NAMBLA 5th Member ship Conference in 
Baltimore on 10/10/81 in the company of | [ 



c/o Nova''**X^ 

Box ■ 11 3 


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Beaverto n ^ ^f^e-go n 97005 


fall 


- NAMBLA member 
of the Mcnteagle Te 




who is writing a novel on 
nnessee. Boys Farm; 


1. aka [ 


the rise and 


Vehicle Registration: 
lY 8030 ACG 
>03 ;r 


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- I I was associated with many NAMBLA members 

and travelled interstate with several of them; BQMRA desirous of 
locatlngl |for additional interviews in an attempt to obtain 


essential information against these members; 


- NAHBLA Steer ing Committee Member 
la sub-group of NAMBLA 



from the 




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BULLETIN { 


- a photogra ph of this male youth appeared ir; the NAMBLA 


]) as the "current Video Games Champ;" 


] 


[ 




- reported in the NAMBLA Bulletin 


) about 


this long-time gay activist and one of the co-founders of the Los 
Angeles Gay and Lesbian Community Services center, spoke at the 
Los Angeles NAMBLA Chapter Meeting on 2/22/82 at the National Gay 
Archives, 165*» North Hudson, Hollywood, California; 


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- active NAMBLA Member; presented 
disc ussion a t NAMBLA meeting on 1/17/81; information 

that I ] has 


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a 1 year old male lover; NAMBLA BULLETIN 

]) reported they have engaged Attorney[ 


developed 

, (1= 

J"to sue 


the media, the District Attorney of Nassau County, ( Hew York) and 
the FBI for libel and civil rights violations". ( BQ | 


|has submitted Freedom of Informat ion -Privacy Acts (FOIP A) 
requests r elating toj H and | | (BQ 

1 ) ; FOIPA #[_ 


(See[ 


) 


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FBI# : 
SS-A'N# 


-NAMBLA Member (1 


author of 


I ) ; closely associ ated with 
I. Detroit -Lanslr.g RA | 


-NAMBiA BULLETITI d I ) reported- that | I 
uas ImprlsiORed at Patton State Hospital, California as a sexual 
deviatt^ (boy-lover) and he wants to join NAMBLA; 



- HAMBLA BULLETIM“*r'S'por ted that| |was incarcerated 

at the Bridgewater Correctional Institute where he was classified 
as a "sexually dangerous person"; NAMBLA appropriated $550.00 for 
his defense; 

Lond-on •- SE33QD England 

- a pedophilia organization similar to NAMBLA; 
membership $25.00/ year; 


W/M: DOB 





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Vehicle; NY 260 KCN 
NYCPD B#:| 


- observed at HAMBLA 5th Membership Conference at 
Baltimore, 10/10/81; 







A Member; attended f 
proceedings ^n August, 1931 with i 


- NAMBLA 




] court 


- NAM“BlT"B‘ulletir. d I ) reported thatP |was 

questioned by police concerning his NAMBLA member shi p H ^ 
working on a social science re.search project related to man-boy 
love ; 


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Vehicle; NY 778WGI 


Em p 1 o ym e rrff'-^p'trs s i b 1 y 


- Steering Committee Member (| ]) ; c losely asso c iated 

with i "l and I I T (BQ | D ; | 

giver, authority to help wi th the formation of HAMBLA Chapters; 
information developed that I l ir.volved in child pornography 

business and supplied much of the pornography seer, at NAMBLA 
meetings; 


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Idiscussion with 

at NAHB LA meeting; Q 
at Lcs Ar.gele 


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SSAN ; 


-NAMBLA Member; clos e aggoclate of| | 

and indicted in that case ( BO I | spoke at the 

Emergency me eting of the WAMBLA Steering Committee following the 
larres ~l); 






































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-[ 


became involved in WFO 


Ikn own to assoc iate with WAHBLA me mbers t 


case (WF 


identified as engaged in the solicitation of children for 
prostitution /pornographic activities; 


]) having been 


LEADS; , 

All Receiving Offices are requested to Conduct a General 
Indices Check regarding the following individuals, as their 
present residences are unknown: 


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REQUEST OF THE BUREAU 

AT LEGAT, LOUDON. Will attempt to obtain information 
regarding PIE - PAEDOPHILE INFORMATION EXCHANGE, P.O. Box 318, 
London SE 3SQD England, their involvement regarding pederast/boy 
lover activities and any association to the North American 
Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) in the United States. 


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BALTIMORE 

AT BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. Will conduct Indices, D?^V. 
and arrest record checks regardiR g | 


2. Will supply any updated Information available 

regardingl ~ I 

|, and I that 

has beem developed since Baltimore airtel to BQMRA, dated 
1 1 / 19 / 81 . 


3. Will attempt to locate and interviewl 

|, to 

determine if she is | | op JI If so, will 

determine present whereabouts cfQ fin order that he 

may be interviewed regarding NAMBLA activities. 

BOSTOh 


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AT BOSTON. MASSACHUSETTS. Will conduct indices. 
DMV, and arrest record checks rega rding | 

I . vehicle registration. Mass. 

868BVL. 


2. Will conduct indices and records checks 

regarding the Glad Day Boo kshop (2nd floor). 22 Broro field Street, 
Boston, Massachusetts, and | L also attempt 

to determine if NAMBLA meetings held at this location. 

3. Will conduct indices and record checks 
regarding the Gay Community News, 22 Bromfield Street, Suite SOO, 
Boston, Massachusetts, and attempt to determine relationship to 
the Glad Day Bookshop. 

4. Will conduct indices . DMV, and arrest record 

checks regarding I I . who was brought to trial 

in Springfield, Massachusetts during March, 19S1. 


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5. will cor.duc t indices, DMV, and arrest record 

checks regarding ! L who was released from the Berkshire 

House of Correction, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. 

6. Will conduct indices. DMV, and arrest record 

checks regarding! I . 


JU. 


regarding 

residents involved with NAMBLA7 


Will conduct indices an d record checks 
and ! ! , possible Boston 


AT ROCHESTER. NEW HAMPSHIRE. Will conduct indices and 
records checks regarding Rosann’s Apparel Inc., 25 North Main 
Street, Rochester, New Hampshire, vehicle registration, NY 
5374A4. 


regarding 
Apparel Inc. 


2 . 


Will conduct indices and reco'rds checks 

L who may be affiliated with ROSANN's 


AT PORTLAND, MAINE. Will conduct indices and arrest 
record checks for I L 

I I . ^ 


AT BUTTE, IDAHO. Will conduct indices and records 


checks attempting to identify 
CLEVELAND 


AT WATERVILLE, OHIO. Will conduct indices, DMV. and 
^arrest record checks in an attempt to further identify 


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LOS ANGELES 

AT LOS ANGELES. CALIFORNIA. Will conduct indices, 
DMV. and arrest record checks in an attempt to further identif y 


2. Will conduct indices and records checks in an 
attempt to further identify the Los Angeles NAMBLA Chapter, P.O. 
Box A8772, Los Angeles, California 900*18. 

Will attempt to locate and interviewl 

regarding her knowledge of| | and his present 

whereabouts in order that he may be interviewed about NAVBLA 
activities . 


H. Will c onduct Indices --and record checks 

regarding | I , the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian 

Community Services Center, and the National Gay Archives, 155*1 
North Hudson, Hollywood, California, is an attempt to further 
identify their association with the NAMBLA organization. 

AT PATTON. CALIFORNIA. Will conduct indices. DM V. and 
arrest cheeks regarding] ~l 


MIAMI 


AT MIAMI, FLORIDA. Determi ne subscriber to 

telephone numb er | |7 possi blvl |of 

I L CBR at this number. I f I I located , 

interview regarding present wherabouts of | (in order that 

he may be interviewed regarding NAMBLA activities. 


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NEWARK 

AT ELIZABETH. NEW JERSEY. Will conduct an indices 
check fori lir. an attempt to further identify! 

I 1 , vehicle 

registration NJ 2A0 KDL. 

AT NEWARK. NEW JERSEY. Will conduct an indices 
check for i | in an attempt to futher identify this 

individual . 


to fur then 
number | 
checks . 


AT NORTH BRUNSWICK MANOR. NEW .lERSEY. Will attempt 
identify! I , aka; 1 1 . telephone 

T through indices, DMV and arrest record 


identi 

number 




AT PARAMUS. NEW JERSEY. Will 

I, vehic le registration 
1 through indices 


records checks. 


attempt to further 

I, telephone 

NJ-W2JC,|_ 

DMV, and arrest 


2. Will conduct indices and record checks 
regarding Alyson Publications, P.O. Box 73 , Paramus, New Jersey 
07652 , noting it to be the same address as above for | 


3 . Will attempt to determine the existence and 
location of a NAMBLA Chapter in New Jersey in consideration that 
the NAMBLA BULLETIN set forth the following address: NAMBLA 
Publications, P.O. Box 73* Paramus, NJ 07652 (same as above). 

NEW HAVEN 

AT BRIDGEWATER. CONNECTICUT. Will attempt to 
further identify l L reported to be incarcerated at 

the Bridgewater Correctional Institute; attempt to determine 
facts regarding his incarceration. 


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NEW YORK 

AT WAINSCOTT, NEW YORK. Will conduct local arrest 
checks and r ecord checks In an attempt to further ident ify | 

I I . DOB ; I I . vehicle 

registration, NY 8030 ACG. 

NORFOLK 

AT NORFOLK. VIRGINIA. Will conduct indices . DMV. 


and arrest record checks in an attempt to 

further identifyl 

1 



1 

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PHILADELPHIA 



AT BELEFONTE, PENNSYLVANIA. 

Will conduct indices. 

DMV. and arrest record checks regardingl 1 

1 



AT HARRISBURG. PENNSYLVANIA 

. Will conduct indices, ^6 


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1 

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AT PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Will conduct 


indices, DMV, and arrest record checks regardingl 


andl 

t 


2. Will attempt to determine the existence cf a 
NAMBLA Chapter in Philadelphia. 

PHOENIX 

AT PHOENIX. ARIZONA. Will conduct indices. DMV . 
and arrest record check s regarding ! I . 

I I . in an attempt to further identify this 

individual and the possible formation cf a NAMBLA Chapter in 
A/ i zona . 


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PITTSBURGH 

AT BEAVERTON. OREGON. Will conduct i ndices. DHV. 
and arrest checks in an attempt to further identify ] 
c/o Nova, Box 113» Beaverton, Oregon 97005. 

RICHMOND 


AT RICHMOND, VIRGINIA. Will conduct indices. DMV. 


and arrest record checks in an attempt to further identify] 


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SAN FRANCISCO 

AT SAN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA. Will attempt to 
further identify the San Francisco NAMBLA Chapter, Box 8*t1S, 537 
Jones Street, San Francisco, California, 9**102, telephone (415) 
441-0958, through indices and record checks. 


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manager of 


2. Will attempt to further identify P 
located ini, 


WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE 


AT WASHINGTON. D.C. Will conduct indice s, DMV, an d 
arrest record checks in an attempt to further identify] 

and ] T 


2. \7ill attempt to determine the existence and 
location of a NAMBLA Chapter in the Washington, D.C. area. 


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“(b) As used in this section — 

“ ( 1 ) tlic term ‘minor’ means a person under tlie age of eigliteen 
years; 

“ (2) the term ‘prohibited sexual conduct’ means — 

“(A) sex\inl intci-eoui'se, including genital-genital, oral- 
genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons 
of the same or opposite sex ; 

“(B) bestiality; 

“(C) masturbation; 

“(D) sado-masochistic abuse (for the purpose of sexual 
stimulation) ; or 

“(E) lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any 
person ; and 

“ (3) the term ‘commercial exploitation’ means having as a direct 
or indirect goal monetary or other material gain.”. 

(b) The table of sections for chapter 117 of title 18, United States 
Code, is amended by striking out the item relating to section 2423 and 
insetting in lieu thereof the following : 

**2423. Transportation of minora.”. 

Sec. 4. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to 
any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the Act 
anil the application of the provision to other persons not similarly 
situated or to other circumstances shall not be affected thereby. 

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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 95-696 accompinying H.R. 8059 (Comm, on the Judiciary) and 
No. 95-811 (Comm, of Conference). 

SENATE REPORTS; No. 95-4>38 (Comm, on the Judiciary) and No. 95-601 (Comm, of 
Oinfcrence). 

CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: 

VoL 123 (1977): Oct. 10, considered and passed Senate. 

Oct. 25, considered and passed House, amended, to lieu of H.R. 
8059. 

Nov, 4, Senate agreed to conference report. 

Vol. 124 (1978): Jan. 24, House agreed to conference report 

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Definitions. 


Severability. 
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Interstate or 

foreign 

commerce, 

transportation 

prohibition. 


**(H) such visual or print iiiodium tlepirls such conduct; 
or 

•‘(2) knowingly moives for the purpose of sale or distribution 
for sale, or knowingly sells or distributes for sale, any obscene 
visual or print ]iH‘diuin that lias l>oen tninsporte.d or shipped in 
interstate or foreign commerce or mailed, if — 

‘•(A) tlio producing of sucli visual or print medium 
involves the list* of a minor engaging in st*.xual)y explicit 
conduct ; and 

‘•(H) sucli visual oi’ print medium tlepicts such conduct; 
shall he puni.slied n.s provided in subsection (b) of this section. 

‘•(b) Any person wlio violat<*.^ tliis section sliall be fined not more 
than $10,000, oi imprisoned not more than 10 years, or botli, but, if 
such person has a prior conviction under tliis section, such person shall 
1)0 fined not more than $15,000, or imprisoned not less than two years 
nor more than 15 year.s, or both. 

^§2253. Definitions for chapter 
“For the purposes of this chapter, the term — 

“(1 ) ‘minor' means any person under the age of sixteen years; 
“(2) ‘sexually oxprmil conduct’ means actual or simulated — 
“(A) .sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral- 
genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, wliether between persons 
of the same or opposite sex; 

“(B) bestiality: 

“(C) masturbation : 

“(D) siido-masochistic abuse (foi* the purpose of sexual 
stimulation) ; or 

^ area of any, 
person; 

“(3) ‘producing’ means producing, dii'octing. manufacturing, 
issuing, publishing, or advertising, for pecuniary profit ; and 
“(4) ‘visual or print medium’ means any film, photograph, 
negative, slide, book, tnaga/ino. or otlier visual or print medium.”, 
(b) The table of chapurs for title 18, United States Code, and 
for part I of title 18, Ignited States ('ode. are each amended by insert- 
ing immediately after the item relating to chapter 109 the following* 

“110. Sexiinl exploitation of children 2251". 

Sec. 3. (a) Section 2423 of title 18, United States Code, is amended 
to read as follows: 

•‘§2423. Transportation of minors 

' “(a) Any poi-son w!k) transports, finances in whole or part the 

transpoitation of, or otlioi wise causes or facilitates the movement of, 
any minor in inteistatc or foreign commcit'e, or within the District 
of Columbia oi* any torritoiy or other possession of the United States, 
witli the intent — 

“(1 ) that such minor engage in prostitution : or 
“(2) that .such minor engage in prohibited sexual conduct, if 
such person so transport ing, financing, causing, or facilitating 
movement knows or has roason to know that such prohibited 
sexual conduct will l>e commercially exploited by any person; 
shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten 
years, or both. 


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Public Law 95-225 
95th Congress 

An Act 

To amend title 18 of the Tnited States Code rehitine to the sexual exidoitation of 
minors, and for other purposes. 

Be it emcied hy the Senate ai\d Uoxt^c of Representatives of the 
United States of Amrt ha i){ Congress assembled^ Thnt ihh Act may be 
cited ns tlie ‘•Protection of Children Against Sexual Exploitation Act 
of 1977*-. 

Sec. 2. (n) Title IS. United States Code, is amended by inseiling 
immediately after clnapter 109 the following: 

“Chapter 110— SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN 

**Spc'. 

“2251. Sexual exploitation of children. 

“2252. Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual exploitation 
of minors. 

“2253. Definitions for chapter. 

Ҥ 2251. Sexual exploitation of children 

“(a) Any piMson who employs, uses, persuades, induces, entices, or 
coerces any minor to engage in, or who has a minor assist any other 
person to engage in, any sexually exj)1icit conduct for the pur]>oso of 
proihicing any visual or print medium depicting such conduct, shall 
be punished as provide<l under subsectioji (c), if such person knows 
or has reason to know that .such visual or print medium will be trans- 
ported in intei state or foreign commerce or mailed, or if sucli visual or 
pnntnh”e7lhmi lias act uaiiy^been triujsportedrirrinteista 
coinmorce or mailed. 

“(b) Anv parent, legal guardian, or person having custody or con- 
trol of a mnior Avho knowingly permits such minor to engage in. or to 
assist any other person to engage in, sexually explicit conduct for the 
purpose of producing any visual or print medium depicting such con- 
duct .shall br j>nnished as provided under subsection (c) of this section, 
if such parent, legal g:uardinn, or person knows or has reason to know 
that such visual or prijit medium will be transported in interstate or 
foreign coinmerre or mailed or if such visual or print medium has actu- 
ally been transported in interstate or foreign commerce or mailed. 

“(c) Any person who violates this section shall be fined not more 
than or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both, but, if 

sucli peT*son lias a prior conviction under this section, such person shall 
be fined not jnore than .S15,000, or imprisoned not less than tw'o years 
nor more than 15 years, or both. 

2252. Certain activities relating to material involving the sexual 
exploitation of minors 
‘•(a) Any person who — 

‘‘(1) knowingly transpoits or ships in interstate or foreign 
commerce or mails, for the purpose of sale or distribution for 
sale, any obscene visual or print medium, if — 

“(A) the producing of such visual or print medium 
involves the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit 
conduct; and 


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Feb. 6, 1978 
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Protection of 
Children Against 
Sexual 

Exploitation Act 
of 1977. 

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note. 


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Penalty. 


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foreign 

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and distribution 
prohibition. 


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SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTING SYSTEM 

Each field office is requested to advise FBIHQ, Organized 
•Crime Section, by 2/16/81, of all pending office of origin investi- 
gative matters involving child exploitation and child pornography. 
Thereafter, each field office is to prepare a semi-annual airtel 
by the first of every August and February listing all pending office 
of origin matters wherein child pornography is a substantive part 
of the investigation. Include in this airtel a brief description 
of each case as well as anv accomplishments achieved. 



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CONTACTS WITH U. S. CUSTOMS SERVICE 

In addition to the FBI and U. S. Postal Service, the 
U. S. Customs Service has an investigative interest in the 
importation of pornographic material into the United States. The 
Customs Service is able to seek forfeiture of the pornographic 
materials under Title 19, USC, Section 1305. Each regional office 
of the Customs Service maintains a "seizure list" of suspected 
recipients of imported and prohibited pornographic material and of 
the foreign shippers of this material. In most instances the 
materials seized by the Customs Service are held until forfeiture 
proceedings are completed and thereafter the materials are 
destroyed. 


Experience to date has revealed that a large portion 
of commercial child pornography is produced in Europe and 
exported to the United States where it is frequently duplicated. 

When materials seized by Customs are destroyed, valuable 
intelligence data for technical laboratory comparisons is lost. 

Proof of the foreign origin of such materials including the 
identiti.es_ajn,d,„^dresses of individuals and companies engaged in 
this foreign commerce 'Cl:h'"be'“documeivted'-by^our-*FBJk^I^pra tor y for 
future comparisons with other submitted pornographic ma?efXarr^"“^ 

Consequently, each of the following port of entry offices 
namely Baltimore, Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Mew Orleans, 
New York, Seattle and San Francisco should establish immediate 
contact with the respective regional office of the 0. S. Customs 
Service and determine from them whether the seized child pornography 
can be turned over to the FBI for laboratory comparisons. These 
offices should also contact the appropriate USA’s Office to determine 
if a court order is necessary for the Customs Service to release 
this material to the FBI since Title 19. USC. Section 1305 calls 
for the destruction of such material after any civil or criminal 
proceedings are litigated. Additionally it is requested that the 
aforementioned field offices obtain from the regional Customs 
Service any "seizure lists" pertaining to child pornography. 

If this material can be turned over to the FBI, monthly 
contacts should be made with the Customs Service to obtain the child 
pornography and "seizure lists" for submission to the FBI Laboratory. 
The Customs Service and the appropriate USA should be contacted to 
see if a court order can be obtained indicating that FBI Laboratory 
will destroy the mateiial after its laboratory usefulness is complete 

The above port of entry offices are to advise FBIHQ. 
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a suspected child molester because he may not permit a child to 
enter a location if he believes the child may be molested. 

^ Finally, an experienced local defense attorney can continue a 
' child molesting prosecution for so long that the victim will 
either become uncooperative or will not be able to testify because 
he or she has subconsciously blocked the entire incident from 
memory . 


Because of the nature of the violators and the 
difficulties frequently encountered by local prosecutors, serious 
consideration should be given to federal prosecution of a 
noncommercial child pornography case if one or a combination of the 
following factors exists; 

1. More than three seizures over the past year; 

2. A large quantity of child pornography imported 
at one time; 

^3. An arrest history of crimes against children; 


4. 

5. 

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7. 


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Each case will be examined individually by the USA's 
office to see if prosecution is warranted. 

Prosecution of non-commercial child pornography cases 
can be undertaken with a combination of the above factors by 
utilizing the provisions of Title 18, DSC, Sections 1461, 1462, 
or 1465. 


Known membership in a family "^esr'gro'up;- '- — — 

Employment involving children; 

Photographs depicting the recipient involved 
in sexual activity with children; 

Correspondence with other pedophiles or under- 
cover Agents relating to sexual involvement 
with children; and 

Distribution of material. 


Regardless of what decision is made with regard to 
prosecuting federally, if there are indications that child abuse 
is present, the FBI should insure that the matter is called to 
the attention of local investigators and prosecutors. 


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case. Workload problems and other considerations may also 
dictate the choice of venue. Furthermore, if a case is to be 
based solely upon test purchases by investigators, it will 
be venued in the district of origination of the obscene mailing 
rather than some other district, unless the Government has some 
information showing that there were prior mailings into the 
recipient district by the individual involved. Prosecutions 
will not be brought in jurisdictions through which obscene material 
passes in transit except in unusual circumstances and only with 
the express concurrence of the General Litigation and Legal 
Advice Section. 

INVESTIGATIVE AND PROSECUTIVE PRIORITY 

Prosecutive priority should be given to cases involving 
large-scale distributors who realize substantial income from 
multi-state operations and cases in which there is evidence of 
involvement by known organized crime figures. However, prosecution 
of cases involving relatively small distributors not meeting 
the above criteria, particularly distributors of especially offensive 
~mater-i-a-l-^or:.-Who _g^e the subjects of numerous citizen complaints, 
can have a deterrent ef'fect-=and— wo.uld.^d ispel any notion that 
obscenity distributors are insulated from prosecution-if^th eir 
operations fail to exceed a predetermined size or if they 
fragment their business into small-scale operations. Therefore, 
the occasional prosecution of such distributors may be 
appropriate. 

Special priority should be given to cases involving the 
use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct for the 
purpose of producing any visual or print medium depicting such 
conduct or cases involving the mailing or interstate or foreign 
shipment of obscene material depicting minors engaging in sexually 
explicit conduct (Title 18, USC, Sections 2251-2253). 

Investigation has shown that many individuals who 
import or consensually exchange child pornography for their own 
collections do so repeatedly and with full knowledge that it is 
illegal to do so. In addition, many of these individuals regularly 
engage in sexual child abuse. Many of these people are also 
involved in occupations which bring them into frequent contact 
with children. Prosecution of these individuals by local 
authorities for child molesting is often unsuccessful for several 
reasons. First, the victimized children are often introduced 
to the sexual activity by their own parents or friends of the 
family and participate in a family sex group, and therefore the 
authorities have little chance of gaining the youngsters' 
cooperation. Second, a significant group of children are those 
who are emotionally neglected and who are befriended only by the 
pedophile, creating a strong bond between the two. Third, a 
local police investigator often can not work up a case against 


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to identify the child and offer proof of age in order to establish 
'this element of the offense. In light of the clandestine fashion 
in which obscene films and magazines are produced, this will 
often be impossible. Therefore, in such instances, it may 
be necessary to limit prosecutions to materials depicting 
children who are obviously younger than 16. 

Fourth, the conduct made criminal in the child 
pornography statutes is also prohibited by the ITOM statutes. In 
fact, the latter statutes are technically broader than Title 18, 
use. Section 2252, since they prohibit the mailing or shipment 
of all obscene material and section 2252 is limited to the mailing 
or shipment of material portraying minors engaged in "sexually 
explicit conduct" as defined in the statute. However, as a 
practical matter, the definitions found in the child pornography 
statutes are probably broad enough to encompass any material 
which would be appropriate for a prosecution under the ITOM 
statutes. Since Title 18. USC, Section 2252 is the more recent 
■^statute,— and ^was^^e^ specifically to reach the abuse, and its 

higher penalties reflect^’Congressi-vjiUdgmer^^ the gravity of the 
offense, it should be used in preference to tHe~'iTOM=^statute.s_._^ 

Finally, the child poriiographv statutes require that 
the distribution be for the purpose of sale and thus would not 
cover the mere barter or exchange of such material. There is no 
such limitation in the traditional ITOM statutes. 

Public Law 95-225, which enacted Title 18, USC, 

Sections 2251, 2252 and 2253, also made certain changes in 
Title 18, USC, Section 2243, a part of the White Slave Traffic 
Act, including the extension of the coverage of that provision 
to the transportation of minor boys as well as minor girls. 

VENUE 


With respect to venue in these matters, DOJ has 
indicated that cases under the obscenity statutes may be prosecuted 
in the district where the material is mailed or deposited with 
a facility of interstate commerce, the district of receipt, or 
any intermediate district through which the material passes (see 
Title 18. USC, Section 3237). In cases where there are 
complaints by postal patrons about the unsolicited receipt of 
obscene material, the district of receipt would appear to be the 
appropriate choice of venue. On the other hand, in cases 
involving numerous mailings by a distributor into various district! 
the district of origination may be the appropriate venue for the 


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LEGAL ELEMENTS OF THE STATUTES 

The DOJ has also emphasized that prosecutions should not 
be limited to cases involving material actually produced in your 
judicial district. Under Title 18, USC, Section 2252, prosecution 
is permissible on the basis of material mailed or shipped into, 
as well as out of, your district. 

Several aspects of this legislation, discussed in the 
following paragraphs, are potentially troublesome and may limit 
the types of cases which can be successfully prosecuted. 

First, Title 18, USC, Section 2251 provides jursidiction 
not only in those cases where subject material has moved in 
interstate commerce but also in those cases where a defendant 
"knows or has reason to know" material will move in interstate 
commerce. While there will be no difficulty in establishing 
jurisdiction where it can be shown that material, in fact, was 
mailed or was shipped in interstate commerce, the alternative 
bi“s~i s"f or- ■ jurisdiction -, wX1L:^a;^^ be more difficult to 

establish. However, it may be possibl€~to~prov&~a- def^endan t 
knew or had reason to know that material would move in interstate ' 
commerce by such factors as (1) the purpose of the production, 

(2) the nature and size of the operation, (3) by establishing a 
relationship of the defendant to the subsequent use or recipient 
of the material such as obtaining correspondence pertaining to 
intended shipments, and (4) prior conduct of the defendant with 
regard to production and distribution of such material. Of 
course, the quality of such evidence will vary greatly from 
case to case. 

Second, Title 18, USC, Section 2253 defines "sexually 
explicit conduct" as, emonq other things, "sado-masochistic abuse 
(for the purpose of sexual stimulation)". It may be argued 
that this definition is vague for failure to specify whose 
sexual stimulation is intended - the defendant's, the child's 
or some prospective viewer of the material. However, we think 
that Congress intended the definition to be taken in its 
broadest sense without limitation, that is, sexual stimulation 
of the child, the defendant, or the intended recipients of the 
material. 


Third, the age of the minor is an element of the offense 
in both Title 18, USC, Sections 2251 and 2252. Some obscene 
material depicts children who are clearly under the age of 16. 
However, the age of the child is not so readily apparent in 
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I INVESTIGATIONS CONCERNING THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN 
I 

j Investigations to date indicate that the great majority 

j of child pornography cases involve small dealers, generally 
! operating out of their homes. Frequently these cases can result 
I in sales transactions which oftentimes are initiated by investigators 
I as a result of the receipt of information from the Customs Service 
i that a particular individual is importing child pornography. These 
I cases, although they involve small dealers, may be appropriate for 

I Federal prosecution. The material being distributed by these dealers 
j is particularly offensive, and Congress, in enacting Title 18, USC, 

I Sections 2251-2253, has evidenced, as noted above, a particular 

I concern with this problem. 

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! This is not to say that all of these cases should be 

j prosecuted. Obviously, each case must be weighed on its own 
j merits, and particular factors in particular cases might 
I militate against prosecution. Nevertheless, the General 
‘ Litigation and Legal Advice Section of the DOJ has requested 

that the USA and/or Strike Force contact the Department prior to 
I th e return of any indictments in this type of investigation. 

! Many child pornography cas¥s~ are'”devel©ped^-by__^____,„ . 

I investigators through test purchases of such material. The 

courts have generally held that test purchases by investigators 
! do not constitute entrapment. Therefore, the fact that these 
I cases are based upon solicited purchases does not make the 
j cases legally defective. However, some indication of a pre- 
r disposition to sell, such as evidence of prior sales or some 
j indication in correspondence from the subject indicating that he 
I has no qualms about engaging in such business, should be present. 

! If the correspondence indicates a pre-disposition not to sell prior 

i to the solicitation from the investigator, a charge of entrapment 
^ might very well be sustainable. 

II In FBI investigations any correspondence by Bureau 

I I Agents suggesting the sale or exchange of child pornography with 

I • potential witnesses or defendants should have the approval of the SAC. 
Prior to utilizing this technique, appropriate contacts should be made 
with the USA's Office regarding utilization of this technique. It shoulc 
be recognized by all field offices that generally any correspondence 
initiated by Bureau Agents in these types of investigations will 
be subject to future judicial review. 


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1. Title 18, use. Section 2251 - Sexual 
Exploitation of Children 

2. Title 18, use. Section 2252 - Pertains to 

. transportation and distribution activity relating 

to material involving the sexual exploitation of 
minors 

3. Title 18, use. Section 2253 - 

Provides definitions utilized in these statutes 

4. Title 18, use. Section 2423 - Ammended the 
WSTA 

The specific elements of these statutes were forwarded 
to the field with referenced airtel. 

Shortly after the enactment of this legislation, the 
Department of Justice (DOJ) was requested to provide guidelines 
on the investigation of these matters. In furnishing FBIHQ with 
guidelines in September, 1980, and thereafter replying to questions 
raised by FBIHQ concerning the guidelines, DOJ, in January, 1981, 
concluded that the FBI has primary investigative jurisdiction over 
Tit le 1 8, use , ^ection 2251 (Sexual Exploitation of Children) . 

The DOJ agreed wTtlT'FBlHQ‘'“s''observation rega-rd-i-ng— T-it.le_18.;_JLJ,SjZ, 

Section 2252 (Transportation of Child Pornography) in that 
investigative jurisdiction would be shared with the U. S. Postal 
Service depending upon whether the material in question is shipped 
in interstate or foreign commerce, or is mailed. If the child 
pornography is transmitted in the U. S. mail, investigative juris- 
diction would be with the Postal Service. 

If during the course of an investigation of a mailing 
offense by the Postal Service, pursuant to Title 18, USC, Section 2252, 
(Mailing of Child Pornography) , evidence is developed of a violation 
of the Child Exploitation Statute (Title 18, USC, Section 2251), the 
Postal Service would acquire ancillary jurisdiction over Title 18, 

USC, Section 2251 provided the Postal Service keeps the FBI informed 
as to the status of the investigation. 

The DOJ has advised the U. S. Attorneys' Office that 
prosecutive priority should be given to matters involving violations 
of Title 18, USC, Sections 2251 and 2252. FBI priority should 
continue to be given to any investigative matters involving such 
use of children. 

Generally, the comments and guidelines furnished to the 
U. S. Attorneys' Offices pertain to the below discussed areas and 
affect investigations conducted by the Federal Agencies who have 
an investigative interest in these matters. 


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SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN: 

CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, PUBLIC LAW 95-225; 
ITOM MATTERS; WHITE SLAVE TRAFFIC ACT; 


Re FBIHQ airtel to Albany dated 4/20/78. 

SYNOPSIS 


This a ir te i: ~ge t s~^f or-th-~gu-i d e I. i n es concer ning the investi- 
gation and prosecution of crimes involving the sexuar exploitation 
children and child pornography. This infonnation, which also 
includes an amendment to the White Slave Traffic Act (WSTA) . b6 

should be disseminated to all Agents working ITOM investigations b7c 
and WSTA matters. The FBI has primary investigative jurisdiction 
over Title 18, U. S. Code (USC) , Section 2251 (Sexual Exploitation 
of Children). Investigative jurisdiction is shared with the U. S. 
Postal Service regarding Title 18, DSC, Section 2252 (Transportation 
of Child Pornography) depending upon whether the child pornography is 
shipped in interstate or foreign commerce, or is mailed. FBI port 
of entry offices are being requested to contact regional offices of 
the U. S. Customs Service and appropriate U. S. Attorneys' Offices 
to obtain for the FBI Laboratory child pornography seized by the 
Customs Service. A semi-annual airtel is being requested from each 
field office, the first to arrive at FBIHQ by 2/16/81, listing all 
pending office of origin matters having child exploitation and child 
pornography as a substantive part of the investigation. 

LEGISLATION 

On 2/6/78, the 95th Congress enacted legislation dealing 
with the use of children in the production of films and photographs 
depicting sexual activity, as well as, the distribution of obscene 
material depicting children engaging in such^ activity. The 
statutes involved are as follows: 


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|- FUGITIVE; NOR TH AMERICIAN MAN BOY LOVE. ASSOCIAT ION 
(NAKiBLA) ITOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHIILDREN; (00: NK) 

RE TELCAL OF ASAC R. MCLAANAHAN TO FBIHQ SUPERVISOR 
12/28/82. 


BY SA 


FOR INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU AND RECEIVING OFFICES, 
CHARGEED WITH UFAP- KID NAPPING IN COMPLAINT FILED 
I AT NEWARK, N.J. 





WARRANT ISSUED BY USM ROBERT COWEN, NEWARK COMPLAINT 





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PAGE TWO, NK (145B-15lW| UNCLAS ^ 

INVOLVEMENT IN DISAPPEARANCE OF ONE 
I, W/M, AGE □ raOM 


ON 


11/29/82. • REQUUEST FOR FBI ASSISTANCE MADE BY MONMOUTH 
COUNTY N.J. PROSECUTOR, FREEHOLD, N.J. 

ISUSPECTED TO BE MEMBER OF ORGGANIZATION 


IDENTIFIED AS NORTH AMERICAN MAN BOY LOVE ASSOCIAATION 
(NAM a A). 

HE IS FURTHER DESCRIBEED AS FOLLOWS. ■ 



DOB:, 

HT : 

WT: 
HAIR : 
EYES; 
WEAR S : 
SSAN; 


5* 1-0" 

160 ■ 
BROWN 
BROWN 
MOUSTACHE 





FD-523 (Rev. 9-9-82) 


Director, FBI 


(Attn: Photographic Processing Unit, Rm. 1B903) 



\, - FoQ>iriu£^ 


|Ti5*H , 


1. 0PLOSEO PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK RELATES TO: 

Current Investigation □ Mug Shot ■ □ Other 

2. ENCLOSURE(S) 


AIRTEL 


Date: 


'o/^^ 



L 


FBIHQ USE ONLY 


Initials 


Received 
Developed 
Printed 
EnlargementJ 
Slides 
l^^pied.,^ 
Other 



Film To Be Processed 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

4x5 




135 


K, 

i 

126 




120 




Slides 









3. WORK REQUESTED 


Movie Film or Microfilm Negatives To Be Printed 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

8x10 




4x5 




135 




120 




126 




220 




1 10 









Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

16mm 




35mm 




8(super) 




70mm 

AHU 









Other 


Item 

Quantity 












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Processing Prints To Be Made Prints To Be Made Custom Prints 

□ Process only (From 1 35, 1 26, and 1 1 0) (Prints from slides) (From any size negative or slide) 

^ Process & make print ^ SVzxS □ 5x7 □ 3V2X5 Quantity 

□ Process & make contact print _jc^ # prints from each frame □ 5x7 Size 

□ Slides to be processed □ Color B&W . . □ 8x10 ' □ Color ‘ □ B&W 

□ Slides to be duplicated (From 1 20 and 4)o) 
















Film To Be Processed Movie Film or Microfilm Negatives To Be Printed Other 



Processing Prints^To Be Made : Prints To Be Made Custom Prints 

□ Process only . (From 135, 1i26, and 1 10) (Prints from slides) (From any size negative or slide) 

0 Process & make print . - B SVaxS □ 5x7 □ 3^2X5 Quantity 

□ Process & make contact print ■ # prints from each frame □ ‘5x7 % . Size 

□ Slides to be processed*. □ Color B&W □ 8x10 □ Color □ B&W 

□ Slides to be duplicated (From 1 20 and 4x5) 



□ 4x5 . □ 8x10 

• # prints from each frame 

Color ' □ B&W ■ 





□ Shipping Room: Show shipment date; bill of lading 
number, initial invoice; invoice to be placed in 







INSTRUCTIONS 


GENERAL 


All photographic work must be submitted under the substantive case caption when it relates to an investigative 
matter. Include FBIHQ file number when available. All other photographic processing forms (including FD-482) are 
obsolete and.should,noLbe.*used. The FD-623 is to be utilized for all photographic processing work forwarded to FBIHQ 
except employed^identiflcatioh and/or credential cards. Requests for official FBI identification and credential cards must be 
submitted on form FD-464, Attention; Property Procurement and Management Section. 

s m I 

I The FD-523 may b'e filled out in legible hand printing or typing so that all six pages can be read. The following 
infoijnation is,s^Jp/th,to assist in properly filling out this form. Remove third sheet only (yellow field copy) and submit the 
remaining Jve.p’ages J 


1. ENCLOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK RELATES TO: 


All photographic work submitted should be checked as Current Investigation, Mug Shot, or OTHER In 
appropriate block. If “OTHER” is checked a short description of what it is should be stated under item #4 (Remarks). - 


2. ENCLOSURE(S): c 


, Film To Be Processed - Check appropriate column for Color, Black and White film, alongside the size of the 
film.. Also, indicate the number of sheets or rolls or cassettes In the quantity column. Slides refer to EXTACHROME 
ONLY, DO NOT SEND KODACHROME. 

Movie Film Or Microfilm • Check appropriate block for size and quantity. DO NOT SEND COLOR MOVIE 

FILM. 

Negatives To Be Printed - Check appropriate block for size; Color or Black and White and quantity submitted. 

If 1 35mm negatives are to be printed, indicate by frame numbe/,^dp not cut up into individual frames. The same applies to 
any roll film. 

Other - Enclosures to be copied e.g, photographs, documents, objects, etc. 





3. WORK REQUESTED: 

Processing - Only means to develop the film and NO COPIES or PRINTS e.g. microfilm. 

- Process and Print - Means to develop film and make one or more prints. 

, - : . Slides To Be Processed - Means Ektachrome film to be developed and slides mounted. 

^ . Slides To Be Duplicated - Means process slide film and make one or more duplicates of, each slide. , 

. „Prints To Be_Made r Prom 135, 126 and1l6 film, check size 3%x5 or 5x7.. These are the only size prints 
available from our machine printers. Check Color or Black and White. 

From 1 20 and 4x5 Film - Check size 4x5 or 8x1 0 and indicate Color or Black and White. These are the only 
size prints available from our machine printers. 

Slides - Prints made directly from slides. Machine prints can be made in sizes 3/2x5, 5x7 and 8x10. 

Custom Prints - From 'any size negative or slide; indicate quantity and size of prints either Color or Black and 
White." Custom prints are available in various sizes but require extensive special, handling. This type of printing Is done on 
special request and proper justification must be furnished. under item #4 (Remarks). - - - ‘ ' 

4. REMARKS: \ i., ■;„m. ■ 

- , Justification for custom prints. Any special instruction or short description of “other” photographic work' in- 

item #1 of this form. i r; ‘ 

No.Personal Work should be submitted for processing. Any requests which may be misinterpreted as 
personal in nature should be explained and approval granted by the Special Agent in Charge or his/her cJesignee. 



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director (p/iority) 

OOKLYN-QU^MS (PRIORITY) ^ 
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Ideal. 
Inspecfion 
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,I Trainlr»g 


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]■ VICTIM; MORTH AMERICAN MAM-BOY LOVE AS- 


^ 

SO Cl AT iQiY (MAMBLA); ITOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN ;00; NK . 


RE NK TELCALLS TO ASAC MCLAHAHAN TO ASAC LUDEMAM!':, BS 
AKD FBIHQ SUPV. 


DECEMBER 20, 1982, 


1982, 


For INFO BUREAU AND RECEIVING OFFICES. ON NOVEM BE.R 2.9, 

3. APPROX; ' ■ 



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\ WHITE MALE,' A6E| L F^FIGHT 4’ 5", WGT. /, f ^ ^ 


90 P0U®S, BLOND HAIR, BLUE EYES, LEFT 
MOUTH COUNTY) VOLUNTARILY WITH 


AN D I 


MO N 


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u®ER Pretense of becoming wealthy rom role in movieV 

AND 


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ARE members of NAfeBLA ANB'-T.RAKaRBPTED 

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12 JAN 18 1983 










TO MASSACHL^TT S WHERE 

i£ 

AND 


I E NG AG ED IN^XUAL 


activity with 

OF 


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L \';HITE MALE, AG Ell HA S_m£ii-ASSO COATED WITH 


— 1. APFTtbX. 


NAMBLA SINCE HE WAS 14 AS A VICTIM AND WAS RECENTLY ELEVATED 


FROM CHICKEN (VICTIM) TO HAWK (PROCURER) STATUS] 


, AND SEVERAL JUVENILE MALES FROM' NEW JERSEY WERE LOCATED 


AT A HOUSE IN WAR'EHAM, MASS. .AND IN CONJUtlCTION WITH EXECUTION 
OF A SEARCH WARRANT WERE ARRESTED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR AS- 
SAULT WITH THE INTENT TO RAPE. PRIOR TO EXECUTION OF SEARCH WAR- 


, VTCT IM 


AND OTHER UNKNOWN JUVENILE MALES 


DEPARTED WAREhAM-, MASS. FOR 'BOSTON, MASS. TO. MEET WITH ANOTHER 


MAMBLA M EMB ER -, | | (L NU ) AND HAVE HOT BEEN SEEN SINCE THAT 

TIME. 

MOKWOUTH COUNTY, N.J., PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE HAS ISSUED KID- 
.^’APPING WARRANTS FORI IANDI IrELATIVE TO THE 


[ MATTER. ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH PLYMOUTH COUNTY, 
MASS. DISTRICT ATTORNEY TO DISMISS CHARGES AGAINSl j j , IN VIEW 
OF HIS COOPERATION WITH THEM, AFTER HE TESTIFIES BEFORE A SPECIAL 


GRA® JURY -AND TO RELEASE HIM TO MONMOUTH COUNTY AUTHORITIES OH 
DECEMBER 2 1, 1982. 






Ti-PEC, !')K I45MEW UMCLAS E F T 0 
T'^OtR-IOUTH COUNTY AUTHORITIES' HAVE REQUESTED THAT SA 
I ACCQMPANY then TO PLYNOUTH, MASS, TO PICK UP 
IN ORDER THAT I 


CAN BE DEBRIEFED RELATIVE TO HIS INVOLVEMENT 

I. LOCAL 


WITH NAMBLA and POSSIBLE CURRENT LOCATION OF VICTIM 
AUTHORITIES HAVE REQUESTED 5A | l ACCOMPANY THEM IN VIEW OF HIS 

KNOWLEDGE OF NA®LA AND ITS ACTIVITIES. 

PRELIMINARY DISCUSSIONS WITH USA’S OFFICE, NEWARK,- N,i HAVE 


UDICATED A WILLINGNESS TO PROSECUTE SUBJECTS DEVELOPED IN THIS MAT 
ter if elements OF FEDERAL VIOLATION CAN BE ESTABLISHED. 

APPROVED FOR SAI 


TRAVEL FROM N.J., TO MASS. TO DEBRIEF 


WAS GRANTED BY FBIHQ IN REFERENCED TEL CALLS WITH THE CONCUR- 


RENCE OF SAC’S BOSTON AND NEWARK. 

LEAD;- NEWARK AT RED BANK, N.J.- WILL FULLY DEBRIEF 

[ relative TO SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILD- 
REN BY NAMBLA IN N.J. AND COORDINATE DEBRIEFING BY OT- 
HER INTERSETED LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES. 




FD-65 (Rev, 2-9-78) t? j i o pt 4 .- m rm^mb 

ederal Bureau of Investigation ADQXCI 

To: Director, PBI • • AIKTtL 

Mt: Criminal Investigative Division Date: 12/28/82 

CK'I ^ INSTRUCTIONS - Reverse side 

From: |SA(|^ NEWARK (E) (RBRA^OTE: Priority “A” and “B” Fugitives - With initial submission, 

set forth a synopsis of crime on reverse side. 

, CHANGED A 

I- VICTIM ; I L aka 

/ /f J h FUGITIVE ; KD Initial Submission 

r a- NORTH. AMERICAN MAN BOY LOVE ASEpp., I 1 Supplements FD-65 dated 

f(NAMBlA) ; ifOM- SEXUAL EXPLOITATION 
OF CHILDREN 

00: NEWARK indicate Fugitive Priority ^ 


FUGITIVE INDEX.. 


Indicate Fugitive Priority 

□ B Yi 

□ C 


Caution 
Place^o LBirth, 
Eye Color 


Brown 


MKE Name 


EYE Hair Color 

Brown 




HAI I FBI No. 


N AM^ Race RAC 

' Tji I JT 

POB Birth Date DOB Height HGT Weight WGT 

' I 1 5‘10" 160 

F Bl I Skin Tone SKRT 


-I 

Scars, Marks, Tattoos, etc. 



I 

SMT 

NCIC Fingerprint Classification 

FPC 

Other Identifying Number 

MNU Social Security # 

SOC 

1 

Operator’s License Number 

OLN 

Operator’s License State. 

OLS Year Expire 

OLY 

— b6 


Offense Charged OFF Kidnapping -Unlawful Flight 

U. S. Code, Title and Section T 18. U.S.C.. Section 1073 

Warrant Issued By IT . R . Magf enyon on ] 

Date PBV or Bond Default Case Referred to Office 

Miscellaneous Including Bond Recommended 


7777771 DOW if.o. File # 0 Ca 

2/28/.a2 

145B- /^/ 

Ml S Fingerprint Classification (Hen rag^ ^tem^^^^^ 






LICENSE PLATE AND VEHICLE INFORMATION 


License Plate Number 

Lie State 

1 


m 

Year Expires 

LIY 

License Plate Type 

LIT 

Vehicle Identification # 

VIN Year 

VYR Make * 

VMA 

1 . . .. 

Model 

VMO 

dgAMUjsaB 

Style VST Color 

VCO 


NCIC.# 

.. O.:.' 


Fugitive ‘tJnit)| 


- X . 

A’ 


... : '??,,J«n s.;iss3 

J ' r • » J 

Title mar ked, changed "1:o'~ refT^gt r ^^ 
fT:] ..[ Qf.. sjib j ect l ; knovm^ aliases, and 

fugitive ; status. . , , .u> -u ' 






CRlMlHAi 

PRIORITY “A” and "B” FUGITIVES - Synopsis of Criinl^.VESTieAT 

Hi VI. 5 ! oV' 


On 11^9^82, 


fpicked .up 


white male, age I L and~Era^^o5te^|^^f?|t^:j]!^a?sachusetts -without, , 
consent. On 12/3/82, search warrant -executed .on Nambla Safe.; i roc v r 
House in Mass, " ’ . - , - v - . . . r . 


House in Mass., and several j^minor boys located at house ^ 

I I boy departed prior to s^ear^h 'wajr'tydifc with i l and 

neither has been seen since that date. On 12/28/82, UFAP ^ 3 i ot 

complaint and arrest warrant filed in Newark, N.J. ^0 r// » 


INSTRUCTIONS 


1. Caution (MKE) - Insert “C” in block if caution statement indicat®; 'Basis for caution statement must appear in 
Miscellaneous block, e.g. armed and dangerous. 

2. Name (NAM) - Place name in this block. Aliases are not to be entered in this block but are to be placed in 
Aliases block. 

3. Sex (SEX) - Sex will be designated by one letter, M (male) or F (female). 

4. Race (RAC) - Race will be described by one letter, W (white), N (Negro), I (Indian), C (Chinese), J (Japanese), 

O (all other). Mexicans who are not definitely Indian or other nonwhite should be described as “W”. 

5. Place of Birth (P OB) - Indicate city and state or, if foreign bom, city and country. Where multiple birthplace si* 
are reported; list verified birthplacje or that which appe^s most logical in this block. 

6. Birth Date (DOB) - Enter as month, day and year. Where multiple birth dates are reported, enter verified- birth 
date or that which appeaqs^mbst Idgic^ in this block. JBlace'joth^r'^dates of birth in Additional Identifiers block. 

7. Height (HGT) - Express , in feet and inches, e.g., 6* 0”. - Round off fractions to nearest inch. 

8. Weight (WGT) - Express in pounds. Omit fractions. " ' " 

9. Eye Color (EYE) - Use appropriate three character symbol. 

10. Hair Color (HAI) - Use appropriate three character symbol. 

11. Skin Tone (SKN) - Use appropriate three character symbol. , ^ ^ 

12. Scars, Marks, Tattoos, etc. (SMT) - Place in this block only appropriate NCIC coding for scars, meirks, tattoos, 
birthmarks, deformities, missing body parts and artificial body parts as defined in NCIC Operating Manual, If 
more than one SMT is to be entered, use Additional Identifiers block for additional appropriately coded items. 

Use Miscellaneous block to describe all scars, marks, tattoos, etc. which are not defined in the NCIC Operating 
Manual and to more fully describe SMT’s which have been entered in SMT block. For example, an appendectomy 
scar, not being readily visible, would be described in the Miscellaneous block. A tattoo on right arm, shown as 
TAT'R ARM in block, might be further described in Miscellaneous block as a rose tattoo on inside of lower right 
arm. 

13. NCIC Fingerprint Classification (FPC) - Enter NCIC fingerprint classification. > 

14. Other Ideh'tify in g Number (MNU) - Miscellaneous numbers may be entered with appropriate; identifiers -,( prefixes). ^ * i 
For first miscellaneous identifying number, use MNU block. When military service number is in fact Social Security 
Account Number, the number should be entered^in both MNU and SOC blocks. Additional identifying numbers are 
placed in Additional Identifiers. -block. The identifier (prefix) should precede the number and be se plated from the 
number by use of a hyphen. See NCIC Operating Manual, Part 9, page 26 for appropriate agency identifiers. 

15. Fingerprint classification (Henry System) - The Henry System fingerprint classification is to be placed in this 
block, when available. Do not enter in NCIC. 

16 . Social Security Number (SOC) - Place subject’s Social Security Account Number in this block. 

17. Operator's LicenseNumberrPlace subject’s operator’s license number in OLN block. Also show licensing 
state (OLS) and year license expires (OLY). 

18. Warront Issued By- On- (DOW)- In Escaped Federal Prisoner cases enter date of escape in DOW block. 

19. Miscellaneous (MIS).- Enter additional pertinent information in this block. If caution statement used, basis for 
statement. must be set? forth, as first item in this block. 

20 . L i c en s e P I a t‘e an d V eh i c I ei.1 ni d rm a 1 1 on - . P La c*e in fom att^^ c.qnceni glicense plate an d/or veh id e kno wn to be 
in the possession of subject in appropriate blocks under. License^PJate and Vehicle Information heading. 

21 . Additional Identifiers i-^Enter infomiation concerning additional license plates (number, state, year expires, and where 
applicable, type); Socid'Security Numbers; dperator’‘sTibeh&e-^Tiumber, state' and year expires; vehicle information 
(VIN, VYR, .VMA,':VMOv VST,-VCO); MN,U*s (see JistJn itpra l4 abqyei; vlsibldj scars, marks, tattoos, etc.; and dates 
of birth. Clearly identify what data is being set forth; e.g. Soci'al Security # 423-56-3294; Michigan operator’s license 
234567, expires''1972; DOS’s 4/5/32, 5/3/32; etc. 

22. Changes ^d dd.le Lion's Jshou Id -^e *po in dictated in», the appropriate blocks. 




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TO DIRECTOR ROUTINE 


ROUTINE 



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BO Y LOVE ASSOCIATION^MBLA)? ITOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF 
CHILDREN? UFAP-KIDNAPPIN6; (00: NEWARK) 

RE NEWARK TELEPHONE CALL TO ALBANY, JANUARY 5, 1983; NEWARK 
TELEPHONE. call OF ASAC RONALD L. MC LANAHAN TO FBIHQ UNIT CHIEF 
CID, JANUARY 3, 1983. 

ON 



IN regard to ARREST OF CAPTIONED SUBJECT 


^DECEMBER 31, 1982, BY SPECIAL AGENTS BURLINGTON, VERMONT, Ra, WITH 


b6 

b7C 


\ 1 1 


I ASSISTANCE OF LOCAL AND STATE AUTHORITIES, SECOND INDIVIDUAL .SUB-_ 


SEQUENTLY IDENTIFIED AS 


J, AKA 


], WAS 


]HAS OUTSTANDING WARRANT, DALLAS, TEXAS, ON 


'ARRESTED. . , 

RELATED CHARGES. HE ALSO FACES ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING CHARGES IN 



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i Page TWO NK 145B-1511 unclas 

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY. BASED ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN ITOM 
INVESTIGATION BEING CONDUCTED BY NEWARK DIVISION ALONG WITH JERSEY 
CITY, NEW JERSEY, POLICE DEPARTMENT, INFORMATION DEPICTS i 
AS significant FIGURE IN SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. IN VIEW 
OF THIS INFORMATION, LT. | | , DET. | | , 

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND SPECIAL AGENT be 

I ^ 1 ' b7C 

. I , FBI. NEWARK, WILL TRAVEL VIA NEWARK BUREAU 

aANE TO MONTPELIER, VERMONT, FOR PURPOSE OF INTERVIEW REGARDING 
| AND COORDINATION OF EVIDENCE/INFORMATION PERTINENT TO 
CAPTIONED INVESTIGATION, NEWARK FLIGHT TO DEPART NEW JERSEY 9:00 
A.M. , JANUARY 4, 1983 AND SCHEDULED TENTATIVELY TO ARRIVE MONT- 
■ PELEIER, VERMONT,, 12 NOON. 

^SAC(S) NEWARK AND ALBANY CONCUR WITH THIS TRAVEL, BUREAU 
AUTHORITY OBTAINED FROM FBIHQ UNIT CHIEF i | IN REFERENCE |\ 

TELEPHONE CALL JANUARY 3, 1983. M 


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NYO902 
OPP HQ NK 


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Dl/,NEW YORK ^vi5B-5925) ( 88 C -1965 

TO.l iJMl^CTOR FBI /PRIORITY 

ne’i^iark prioriT/Y^(iA5b-i5?i) (attn:red baNkWa; 



BT 


i^CLAS 


FUGIBVE IND EX 


f^AMBLA 

RE 12/29/32 TELCAL FROM SAl 
CASE AGENT 



"i^'C 


TO NEW YORK 


and NEWARK CASE AGENT 


AS SET FORTH REFERENCED TELCAL, INTERVIEW OF 


I 2 / 29 /S 2 REVEAiiED.Ef^LQYEE KNOi 

j£ 

TO FBI FUGITIVE]!' 





jy 


DENyCAl/. 

|P0 S I T I VElTTffi'mTFI ED PHOTO^OF, 

lijjJi. 


NOT 


EMPLOYED BY 


\ 


AS BEI/.G IN0IVIDUAL HE KNOWS AS 

l^mE NOVEMBER 22, 1932 ByT PROVIDED INF ORMAT ION 
!AY INDICATE FUGITIVE’S CURRENT I„Qi;a; V 

YEAR /lD 
]HELD 


ADVISED 



OFTEN SEEN IN 


WHITE male KNOWN AS 
OUT AS HIS SON. 

OR 


|(LNu) WHO I [ YEAR' OLO[ 



NOT IDENTICAL TO PHOTO..O.F. 




C CORDING, TO I | . 


/d/ 


. "m JAN ■% 1983 





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I 


PAGE TWO TWO UNCLAS 

FUTHERIviORE, ON l2/”0/82 AT APPROXIMATELY 2;20PM | | 

I LQCATED IN BUS TERMINALHBY PORT AUTHORITY POLICE. SA | 
traveled to PORT AUTHORITY WHERE CUSTODY OF | [ TuRNED OVER. ■ 

TO NEWARK CASE AGENT i | FOR RETURN TO PARENTS IN NEW 

JERSEY. I l iNTERVIE’WED BY | | , INVESTIGATOR, 

MONMOUTH COUNTY PGOSECUTORS OFFICE, AT THZ DIRECTION OF FBI AND 
RESULTS OF INTERVIEW TO FOLLOW, 

BT 

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AND JANUARY 1, 1983; AND, ALBANY TELEPHONE CALLS TO NEWARK, 






AL 145B-697, PAGE TWO, UNCLAS 

IN EARLY MORNING HOURS OF DECEMBER 31, 1982, 
DATE OF BIRTH H 


, WAS (ARREST ED) BY BUREAU AGENTS AND 


OFFICERS O^THE VERMONT STATE POLICE AND HARDWICK, VERMO^IT, POLICE) 
DEPARTMEJ^, WITHOUT INCIDENT AT THE RESIDENCE OF 


ON JANUARY 1, 1983, 


Iap^ar 


ARED BEFORE 


UNITED ^TATES MAGISTRATE JEROME J. NIEDERMEIER AT RUTLAND, V ERMON T, 
AND WAS REMANDED TO THE CUSTODY OF THE UNITED STATES MARSHAL’S 
SERVICE IN LIEU OF $100,000,00 CASH BAIL. | [ AGAIN APPEARED 


BEFORE UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE NIEDERMEIER ON JANUARY 3 , 1983. 

WAS GIVEN A COURT- 


BAIL WAS CONTINUED AT $100,000.00. 

APPOINTED COUNSEL. HIS ATTORNEY IS FORMER U. S, ATTORNEY 
WILLIAM G. GRA.Y. ATTORNEY GRAY RELATED THAT HIS CLIENT DESIRES TO 
POSSIBLY WAIVE EXTRADITION AND RETURN TO NE W JERSEY VOLUNTARILY. 

A REMOVAL HEARING, HOWEVER, HAS BEEN SET FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 
1983, AT 1:30 PM. 

IN interview WITH 


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b7C 


ON DECEMBER 31, 1982, 


ADMITTED 


HIS IDENTITY AS 
VICTIM 


OF WHOSE 


]. HE FURTHER ADMITTED TAKING 

OWN FREE WILL FROM NEW JERSEY IN 


LATE NOVEf'lBER, 1982, TO BLACK MOORE POND NEAR WAREHAM, , FOR 






AL 1458-697, PAGE THREE, UMCLAS 

approximately two days, relative to this travel,! 


ADVISED 


THAT A FRIEND, I 1 

•f TMEW YORkI cITY. 

IN EARLY DECEMBER, 1982,1 


RENTED A NATIONAL RENTAL CAR FOR THEM 


MASSACHUSETTS, WHERE THEY STAYED FOR A COUPl 


[THEN froWl 

I 


ro BOSTON. 


DAYBTlTHItr 


ATTEMPTED^ FIND glgLOYMENT. THEY STAYED TWO MOTELS (NA ME OF 
motels ^pW^ALLroTT^lN BOSTON, JHEY MET// FRIEND, I 



Ld ATE OF BIRTH! 


FRIEND OF 


won, 


TO ARRANGE J RAVEl 


FRIEND’S VEl 


L££&NSBCTROt 


TmE} 


‘D FORAPPTOTMfTOY^^f^fffi^ 


HAS DENIED THAT HE KIDNAPPED VICTIM. 


RELATED 


THAT IN LATE NOVEMBER, 1982 , | 

GOING "UP COUNTRY" AND INDICATED TO| 
WITH HIM IF he SO DESIRED. I 


INDICATED TO 


that HE WAS 


THAT HE COULD GO "UP COUNTRY' 


RELATED THAT 


indicated that 


he was unhappy at HOME AND HAD NEVER TRAVELED AND VOLUNTEERED TO 


accompany 


'UP COUNTRY." 


DENIED THAT 


WAS IN 


ANY WAY ENTICED OR INDUCED OR PERSUADED TO ACCOMPANY HIM TO 


MASSACHUSETTS AND VERMONT AND THAT 


FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY 


ACCOMPANIED HIM. HE RELATED THAT DURING THE ENTIRE TIME HE AND 


J 






AL I45B-697, PAGE FOUR, UMCLAS 

[ WERE together IN LATE NOVEMBER AMD DECEMBER, 19S2, 


WAS 


NEVER held against HIS WILL. 

further related that during the entire period that 


he was with 


L HE never engaged IN ANY KIND OF SEXUAL ACTIVITY 


WITH HIM, NOR DOES HE HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE OF ANYONE ELSE HAVING ANY 
TYPE OF SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH HIM. 

HE further RELATED THAT HE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OFI 


BEING 


INVOLVED IN ANY FORM OF PROSTITUTION- TYPE ACTIVITY OR BEING 
PHOTOGRAPHED OR VIDEOTAPED IN THE NUDE OR INVOLVED IN ANY TYPE OF 
. SEXUAL ACTIVITY. 

HrELATED that he FEELS THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A 


■ YOUTH FREELY CONSENTING TO BEING INVOLVED WITH' SOMEONE SEXUALLY AS 
'^OSED TO FORCING A YOUTH TO BE INVOLVED IN SEXUAL ACTIVITIES V] 

AN adult, he ADVISED THAT HE DISAGREES WITH THE LATTER . 

K^l 


FOR that reason, HE WAS UNHAPPY WITH A FRIEND OF H 


AGE APPROXIMATELYQtoQ- YEARS OLD, WHO HE BELIEVES HAS HAD 


SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH A MINOR FROM 

w . 

AGAINST HIS WILL. | 




ADVISED 


, DURING THE LATE SUMMER AND EARLY 


; FALL. OF 1982 , AND HE, BELIEVES THAT THIS ACTIVITY OCCURRED AT THAT 



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145B-S97, PAGE^FIVE, UNCLAS 

_L 


ADDRESS. 


5 


THIS activity BEtl^j 
INI 


RESIDENCE OF 
1 , .IS Aj^ SO A FRIEND OF 
1=#ND I 




AMD MAY HAVE WITNESSED! 


1 AND DID LIVE WITH 


ADVISED THAT HE BELIEVES BOTH 



WILL COOPERATE WITH AUTHORITIES WITH REGARD TO 

* 7 . 


SEXUAL ACTIVITIES AGAINST 



further, Vfm REGARD TO, 


MAS^SAXH LISET-TS-,. Iff late NOVEMBER, 1982-,^HE OBSERVED 


I WHEN. HE TRAVELED TO WAREHAM, 

AND. 





Hat tVeI” 

1 ADDRESS WITH 

TWO RUNAWAY BOYS 

V_JS-0M 

I 

~|(LNU), AGEQ and 

](LNU), AGE| |0R 


1 


I I YEARS. 


SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH 


ADVISED THAT HE RECALLS HAVING SEEN 

ADDRESS IN I 


]have 


be 

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AT 


DURING APPROXIMATELY AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, 1982. 
THAT HE HAS NO KNOWLEDGE OF | 

THESE TWO INDIVIDUALS.. 


ADVISED 


HAVING ANY SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH 


HAS APPROXIMATELY 


ALSO RELATED THAT HE HEARD 

ten- THOU SAND DOLLARS WORTH OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY HIDDEN SOMEWHERE. 

WAS UNABLE TO FURNISH ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATIVE 


TO THIS MATERIAL 





AL 145B-697, PAGE SIX, UNCLAS 


l ADVISED TKAT^^O THE SUMMER 0F_4=^82 , HE HAD 

OCCASION TO. TALK WITHI L WHO RESIDES In/a HOUSE WHERE 

4 - 

• the POST OFFICE BOX ISQ 


Afik5-EXTRtMELY UPSET THAT 


SEXUALLY ABUSED BYP 




L HAD BEEN 


BSSKTJ 


(PHONETIC) AGE AP PRnXTJviflTFl Y 


B. 


, A NAMBLA MEMBEmr( 


*ppRb^ 


■when[ 


]v IS IT ED 


IS SUPPOSEDLY SOME TYPE OF 


>=DURIN(3 THAT TIME.^ 
IM 


ADVISED THAT HE FEELS 


WOULD BE 


COOPERATIVE WITH AUTHORITIES AGAINST 


SEXUAL ACTIVITIES'=WH / 


AS A RESULT OF INFORMATION FURNISHED BY NEWARK DIVISION AND 
NEW JERSEY AUTHORITIES,! 


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WAS ARRESTED BY VERMONT STATE 


POLICE ON A FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE WARRANT. THIS WARRANT STEMS FROM A 




AL I45B-697, PAGE SEVEN, UNCLAS 
LOCAL KIDNAPPING WARRANT ON 
when ARRESTED, 


IN JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY. 


identified himself as 


DATE OF BIRTH 



NAJIE OF 


^WEVER, DURING THE SEARCH“oF 
JRESIDENCE, A TEXAS DRIVER’S LICENSE WAS RECOVERED IN THE 



THE PHOTO ON THIS lR®E BEARS A STRONG RESEMBLANCE TO 
A RESULT OF THIS INFORMATION, IDENTIFICATION DIVISION WAS CONTACTED 
ON DECEMBER 31,, 1982, AND THROUGH FINGERPRINT COMPARISON, IT WAS 
DETERMINED THAT l 1 lS IDENTICAL TO 

I, FBI NO, 




1 DATE OF 





birth: 


SHOW that 


IDENTIFICATION RECORDS 




JWAS SENTENCED. ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1980, ^ TO THREE 


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YEARS TO THE COLORADO STATE PRISON ON SEXUAL ASSAULT ON A CHILD, 
ON FEBRUARY 22, 1982, | 


FOR PAROLE VIOLATION. 


WAS RETURNED TO COLORADO STATE PRISON 
WAS JAILED On'^MAY 17 , 1982 , IN 


COLORADO AND ABSCONDED FROM THAT JURISDICTION ON JUNE 24, 1982. 

CONTACT WITH AUTHORITIES AT DALLAS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, 
DALLAS, TEXAS, AND COLORADO DEPARTMENT OF PAROLE AND PROBATION HAS 
DETERMINED THAT THERE ARE OUTSTANDING FELONY WARRANTS FOrI 


IN TEXAS FOR INDECENCY WITH A CHILD AND IN COLORADO FOR PAROLE VIOLATIOi 


APPROPRIATE DETAINERS ARE BEING FORWARDED TO VERMONT STATE POLICE 





m * 

AL I45B-697, PAGE EIGHT, UNCLAS 
REGARDING THESE ' CHARGES. 

1 aPP EARED IN VERMONT DISTRICT COURT ON JANUARY 3, 1.982 , 
REGARDING THESE FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE WARRANTS. PERTAINING TO THESE 

■ r' ' 

CHARGES IN NEW JERSEY, COLORADO AND TEXAS AND BAIL WAS SET IN THE 
AMOUNT OF twenty-five THOUSAND DOLLARS RELATIVE TO EACH CHARGE, 

I hAS BEEN ASSIGNED A PUBLIC DEFENDER AND IT APPEARS THAT HE . 

WILL WAIVE EXTRADITION ON THESE CHARGES. 

ON THE MORNING OF DECEMBER 31, 1982, | [ GAVE WRITTEN 

CONSENT TO BUREAU AGENTS, VERMONT STATE POLICE AND HARDWICK, VERMONT 
POLICE TO SEARCH HIS RESIDENCE. RECOVERED FROM THE AREA WHERE|^^^^ 

A^D | [ SLEPT WERE SEVERAL ITEMS TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: SEVERAL 

NAMBLA PERIODICALS; FIVE POLOROID PICTURES OF I | AND | | ; TWO 

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MAGAZINES ENTITLED "CHICKEN PICKINS" A,ND "JOY BOYS" WHICH SHOW 
VARIOUS COLORED SCENES INVOLVING NUDE MALE MINORS; COPIES OF VARIOUS 
BIRTH CERTIFICATES IN VARIOUS NAMES AND IN BLANK, AND VARIOUS COPIES 
OF DRIVER’S LICENSES AND MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATIONS. 

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THERE WERE VARIOUS ITEMS OF IDENTIFICATION 
IN THE NAME OF | [ FOUND ON | ' j PERSON AT THE TIME . 

OF HIS. ARREST. 





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AL I45B-697, PAGE NINE, UNCLAS 

IT, SHOULD BE FURTHER NOTED THAT VERMONT STATE POLICE, 

I , ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, HAS BEEN IN TELEPHONIC CONTACT. . 
I MOTHER I M l 


WITH 


[ 


]KAS RELATED THAT HER SON LEGALLY CHAJX3 ED HIS NAME 

SHE RELATED THAT 


APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS AGO TO 
her SON’S DATE OF BIRTH IS 


1 


RL A5.ETTJ3E-/-.fB,,I.BTH , 

^ 




ID, HIS SOCIAL SECURITY NU MBIP^ IS 
ALBANY DIVISION WILL FURJfISH NEWARK WITH A COMPLETE INVENTORY' OF 
IfEMS RECOVERED AT 


PERSON IN AN 


I RESIDENCE AND ON 

AIRTEL WHICH FOLLOWS. 

ALBANY DIVISION AT CHICHESTER, NEW YORK - WILL INTERVIEW 

IrEBARDING any information he may POSSESS CONCERNING THE 

~ I. by 


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SEXUAL exploitation OF HIS BROTHER 
(PHONETIC) OF 


(NAB LA MEMBER) DURING THE SUMMER OF 


1982. 


ADDITIONAL POSSIBLE LEADS IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ARE BEING 
LEFT TO THE DISCRETION OF NEW YORK AND NEWARK. 

INVESTIGATION CONTINUING IN VERMONT. 

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PAGE TWO NEWARK' 145B- 15 11 UiMCLAS 

RE-; ALBANY TELETYPE TO BUREAU, JANUARY 4 , 1985^ 

FOR the INFORMATION OF BUREAU AND RECEIVING OFFICES, . THE 
FOLLOWING IS A' COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF THE INVESTIGATION RE VICTIM 
lAND THE RELATED ACTIVITIES OF NAmBLA AS DEVELOPED BY NEWARK AND 


related OFFICES: 

ON NOVEMBEi^ - 29, 1982 , 
SUBJECT 



, VOLUNTARILY ACCOMPANIED 


7 AGE d. FROM HIS home IN[ 


[ 


^TO NEW YORK CITYf^^ THESE PERSONS WE«E JOINED BY 

|, A KNOWN "CHICKEN" OF NAMBLA, AGE| |, FROM 


I I . AT THIS POINT THESE PERSONS DROVE FROM NEW YORK CITY TO WAREHAM, 
MASSACHUSETTS, IN A VEHiaE RENTED BY A KNOWN NAMBLA MEMBER IDENTIFIED 


AS 

» 


]aND COMPANY UPON A 

THE SUMMER- 

HOME OFI 

WERE 

, WHITE .MALE, 


]PAR£NTS. PRESENT AT THIS SAME ADDRESS 


AGE O FROM 


J. AND 


(PH) , 


AKA 


], AGEQ, A WARD OF NEW YORK STATE. HIS CORRECT 


FIRST NAME MAY BE 


AT THIS SAME TIME, THE JERSEY CITY, NJPD HAD RECEIVED A MISSING 


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PAGE THREE NEWARK 145 B- 15 11 
CHILD REPORT RE 


REFERENCE A KIDNAPPING ATTEMPT AGAINST 
OT HER 


UNCLAS 

THEY HAD ALSO RECEIVED INFORMATION 

YOUNGER 


KIDNAPPER AS 
DOB 


I, AGEQ THE REPORT FURTHER IDENTIFIED THE POSSIBLE 
HAS SINCE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 


I 


AS A RESULT THE JERSEY CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN . CONJU NCTION 
WITH THE WAREHAM, MASS. PD OBTAINED A SEARCH WARRANT AND ON 
DECEMBER- 5, 1982, EXECUTED SAME ON | | R£SIDENCE. 

ARRESTED AT THIS TIME WEREF 


AND 


AND 


.THE RETURN OF 


WERE DETAINED PENDING IDENTIFICATION OF 

4 

I TO 


AND 


PRIOR TO THE EXECUTION OF THE SEARCH WARRANT IN, WAREHAM, 

“I, AND 


IZ3 


HAD LEFT THE LODGING FOR THE BOSTON AREA. 

PRIOR TO LEAVING THE WAREHAM RESIDENCE, A CALL HAD BEEN RECEIVED 

from! 


INDICATING HE WAS AWARE THAT THE JCPD WERE LOOKING 

FOR HIM AND HIS DESIRE TO BE PICKED UP AT THE BUS STATION IN 
BUZZARD’S BAY, MASS. |ANP| [SPENT 


be 

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THE FOLLOING TWO NIGHTS, DECEMBER. 1 AND 2, 1982, IN BOSTON AREA MOTELS 
THEY ARE IDENTIFIED AS BEING THE SWISS CHALET AND' THE QUINCY BAY INN. 




RAGE FOUR i€WARK 1453*1311 UNCLAS 

DURING THE TIME THEY WERE IN BOSTON THEY MADE CONTACT WITH 


1 , A WHITE MALE, BELIEVED ASSOCIATED WITH AN ORG ANIZANT ION 


KNOWN AS BAGLEY (PH). BA6LEY IS BELIEVED TO BE A GROUP OF 
I®IVIDUALS INVOLVED IN HARBORING AND ASSISTING RUN-AWAY GAY YOUTHS.. 
|v;AS ACCOMPANIED BY A YEAR OLD WHITE MALE RUNAWAY IDENTIFIED 

Ireturned TO 


OMY AS 


LNU. ON DECEMBER 3 , 1982 , 
m JERSEY. HE HAD RECEIVED MONEY FOR HIS RETURN FROM 
|. NO INFORMATION TO DATE AS TO 


OF 


INVOLVEMENT 


WITH NAMBLA. 

ON DECSMBEB 5, 1982 , ARRANGEMENTS WERE MADE THROUGH 


AT THE GLAD DAY BOOK STORE, BOSTON, MASS., TO TRANSPORT 
TO VERMONT. THEY WERE DRIVEN TO VEKmONT LATE 


, AND 


DECEMBEi^ 3 , 1982 , BY 


(PH) IN A 1975 BLUE VOLVO 


WAGON BEARING MASS. PLATES. 


DURING THE PERIOD OF DECEMBER 4 , 1982 , THROUGH DECEMBER 50, 


1982 , 


AKA' 


, AND 


I, RESIDED WITH 


, AGE I I , I 


IS A PHIOR 


ACQUAINTANCE 0F[ 


ACCORDING TO BOTH 


AND 


WITH NO KNOWN NAMBLA AFFILIATION, 
I , SEXUAL ACTIVITIES SUCH AS 




• • 

PAGE FIVE NEWARK 14 5 B- 1 5U UNCLAS . 

FOfDLING, MASTURNATION AND FELLATIO TOOK PLACE ON A DAILY BASIS. AS • 

A RESULT OF INTENSE MEDIA COVERAGE ON THe' DISAPPEARANCE OF I L 
I PL A CEP THE CHILD ON A BUS FOR | | . HE WAS LATER 

DISCOVERED AT THE PORT AUTHORITY IN NEW YORK WHEN HE QUESTIONED AN 
information officer WITH RESPECT TO LOCATING A BUS THAT WOULD TAKE 
HIM FROM NEW YORK TO | | . ADDITIONALLY. ! ~| lNDI CATES 

HE HAD PLACED A CALL TO j L IDENTIFIED AS NAMBLA MEMBER AND 

HAD BEEN INFORMED OF INTENSIVE POLICE ACTIVITY IN AN ATTEMPT TO 
LOCATE ] | AND | | . 

IT SHOULD BE NOTED THE EXTENSIVE POLICE ACTIVITY REFERRED TO BY 
, WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE WAREHAM RAID, FEDERAL SEARCHES OF ^6 
THREE NAMBLA RESIDENCES IN NEW YORK CITY ON DECEMBER IS, 1982 , AND 
THE LOCATION IN WAREHAM OF A PHOTOGRAPH WHICH BEARS A STRIKING 
RESEMBLANCE TO A MISSING^DYEAR OLD, ] ~| WAS ABDUCTED 

OFF THE STREETS OF ] j lN f ~| ^^HEN.HE WAS ] • 

YEARS CLD. ALSO RECOVERED IN THE WAREHAM SEARCH WERE VOLUMINOUS 
!€GATIVES AND PHOTOGRAPHS, CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED, WHICH ARE OF 
YOUNG UNIDENTIFIED MALES. EXTENSIVE NAMBLA LITERATURE. AND BOOKS ■ , . 

DEPICTING MEN AND BOYS IN VARIOUS SEXUAL' ACTIVITY WAS ALSO RECOVERED 





PAGE SIX NEWARK 145B-15 11 UNCLAS 
IN THE WAREHAM RAID. 

I COOPERATED WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN MASS., AND 
HIS INFORMATION WAS UTILIZED TO OBTAIN THREE FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANTS 
Fffl LOCATIONS IN MANHATTAN, NY, KNOWN TO BE OCCUPIED BY IDENTIFIED 
NAMBLA members. 

. ONE OF THE RESIDENCES AT | | , 

APPEARED TO BE THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE NAMBLA LEGAL DEFENSE 
COMMITTEE, THIS APARTMENT IS OCCUPIED BY | L IDENTIFIED 

IN THE "GAY CaMMUNITY NEWS" AS A SPOKESMAN FOR NAMBLA. ALSO . ^6 

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RECOVEi'v-ED WAS A LARGE AMOUNT. OF NAMBLA RELATED MATERIAL WHICH IS 
CURRENTLY BEING REVIEWED BY BROOKLYN/GUEE NS. | | I3 A 

KNOW N £ M PL 0 YEE OF | ~| » 

FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU, THE ■ PHOTOGRAPH QF l 
LOOK-A-LIKE HAS BEEN IDEOTIFIED BY THE NEW YORK OFFICE AS COMING FROM 
A 1968 CALENDAR PUBLISHED BY A NOW DEFUNCT FIFTH AVE. PUBLISING 
COMPANY. IT IS NOTED A NAMBLA SPOKESMAN, ] | > IN A NAMBLA 

i\EW3 CONFERENCE IN MANHATTAN ON DECEMBER 28TH, 1982, ACCUSED THE ■ 

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BOSTON (PRIORITY) 

BALTIMORE (PRIORITY) 

BROOKLYN- QUEENS (PRIORITY) 

I£W ROCHELLE (PRIORITY) 

NYO (PRIORITY) 

PITTSBURGH (PRIORITY) 

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LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA ITOM- SEKU 
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^ NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY 
EXPLOITATION OF CHILDHEN; 





• • 

PAGE SEVEN NEWARK 145B-15 11 UNCLAS 

FBI AND THE NEW YORK CITY POLICE OF ORCHESTRATING AN ATTACK ON 
mMBLA BY INFERRING NAMBLA WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR I I aBDUCTIQN. 

TO DATE, NO POSITIVE INFORMATION CONCERNING ! | WHEHEAB0UTS HAS 
EEN DEVELOPED BY NEWARK. 

AS SET FORTH IN REFERENCE TELETYPE T ~| aND | 

I WERE ARRESTED BY FBI AND VERMONT STATE POLICE AT 
(KEENSBORO BEND, VERMONT. THEY HAVE BOTH BEEN RETURNED TO NEW JERSEY 
AND ARE COOPERATING IN THIS INVESTIGATION, j I hAS BEEN . 

DENT IFIED' AS A PERSON WANTED FOR SEX OFFENSES WITH CHILDREN IN 

. ■ , ■ -be 

DALLAS, TEXAS, AND ASPEN COLORADO. 

j CSUPRA ABOVE) IS IN THE CUSTODY OF MONMOUTH 
COUNTY, NJ JUVENILE AUTHORITIES AND IS PROVIDING INFORMATION IN THIS 
INVESTIGATION. ‘ . 

CAPTIONED INVESTIGATION HAS CATAPULTED NAMBLA AND ITS ACTIVITIES 
INTO NAT 10, N>W IDE ATTENTION. AS A RESULT INFORMATION CONCERNING 
MBLA AND ITS VICTIMS HAVE BEE N RECEI VED ' BY NEWARK FROM A VARIETY 
OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CITIZEN SOURCES. IT IS APPARENT THAT THE 
INVESTIGATION IN THIS. MATTER WITH RESPECT TO ITS NATIONAL AND 




INTERNATIONAL RAf'ilFICAT IONS WOULD BEST BE COORDINATED BY THE FBI. 
THE FBI IS BEST SUITED, TO BE THE LEAD AGENCY IN THIS INVESTIGATION 
DUE TO NAMBLA MEMBERS PROPENSITY FOR INTER-STATE TRAVEL WITH THE 
BOY/ViCriMS LEADING TO MULTI-JURISDICTIONAL OFFENSES BEING COMMITED 
AND A VARIETY OF STATE LAWS BEING VIOLATED. PROSECUTION UNDER THE 
a,ANK£T OF FEDERAL STATUTES WOULD APPEAR TO BE FAR MORE PRODUCTIVE 
IN BRINGING THESE MATTERS UNDER MORE RAPID CONTROL. THE ISSUE 
OF SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN IS AN ISSUE OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE. 
the FBI IS PARTICULARLY SUITED TO VIGOROUSLY PURSUE P£f<SONS 
RESPONSIBLE. 

NAMBLA, BY ITS OWN ADMISSION, ADVOCATES CONSENSUAL SEX BETWEEN 
ADULTS AND CHILDREN. THEY HAVE OPENLY LOBBIED FOR CHANGES IN' 
legislation on A STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL IN OPPOSITION TO "AGE OF 
eONSEI^” LAWS. THEIR MEMBERSHIP IS BELIEVED TO BE APPROXIMATELY 
2,000 NATIONWIDE WITH AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF SYMPATHIZERS. THEY 
CLAIM TO BE I OTER NAT lONAL IN SCOPE AND HAVE ACIVELY AIDED AND 


ABETTED 



PAGE NIKE ■ NEWARK 145b4||iI UNCLAS • 0 

CONVICTED CHILD SEX OFFENDERS UNDER THE GUISE OF CONCERN FOR RUNAWAY 
YOUTHS. THEY HAVE IN FACT USED THESE YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THEIR OWN 
a:XUAL GRATIFICATION. 

AS PREVIOUSLY NOTED I U ND | | HAV£ 

ALL BEEN I [\IT ERVIEWED AND HAVE BEEN COOPERATIVE, INITIAL DEBRIEFINGS 
HAVE PROVIDED VALUABLE INFORMATION IN DEVELOPING THE MODUS OPERANDI 
OF NAMBLA, SAFE-HOUSES WHERE RUNAWAY YOUTHS HAVE BEEN SECRETED AND 
IDENTIFICATION OF SATELLITE SUPPORT GROUPS. | ~| hAS INDICATED 

HE CAN PROVIDE THE IDENTITY OF THIRTY TO FORTY RUNAWAY YOUTHS 
[nationwide, AS WELL AS NAMBLA’ S SOURCE OF FUNDING. 

I HAS INDICATED- NAmBLA IS VERY ACTIVE IN A PRISONER. 

. • ■ -bo 

eCRRESPONDENCE PROGRAM NATIONWIDE, DIRECTED AT GAY-PEDOPHILE INMATES. 

AS A RESULT OF THE INCARCERATTION QF |~ I AND [ | , A 
SOPHISTICATED CALL FORWARDING SYSTEM WHEREBY CONVICTED INMATES 
ATTEMPT TO REACH RECENTLY ARRESTED INMATES AND PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE 
AND MORAL SUPPfflT TO THEM, HAS BEE N U NCOVEHED. 

DEBRIEFINGS TO DATE, ALTHOUGH THOROUGH, HAVE BEEN LIMITED TO 
THE PRESENT INFORMATION NOW AVAILABLE TO NEWARK. 

IN ORDER TO TAP ALL OF THE KNOWLEDGE HELD BY| "|, ET AL, 




UNCLAS 


PAGE TEN NEWARK 145B-15 11 

INFORMATION FROM AVAIBLE LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES CONCERNING 
MBLA SHOULD BE POOLED. ^ , /• 

BASED UPON THE ABOVE INFORMATION, BUREAU AUTHORITY IS R^rtJTSTED.'' 

FOR RECEIVING OFFICES TO TRAVLE TO NEWARK, NJ TO ATTEND A CON5;OENCE 
WS M 


RELAT ING TO 


MATTER ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 13,1983, AT 


THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE NEWARK OFFICE AND REQUESTED 

THAT REPRESENTATIVES FROM ^AL^Y, BOSTON, BR OOKLYN^EE NS 
[£W YORK, ATTEND. THESE REPRESENTATIVES SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH 
NAMBL^ND SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY ANY FEDERAL OR LOCAL LAW ENFORCE- 
MENT OFFICALS IN THEIR AREA WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO‘pROVIDE SPECIFIC 
INFORMATION CONCERNING SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN BY NAMBLA.I. 

THIS MATTER HAS BEEN DISCUSSED WITH THE USA'S OFFICE, NEWARK 
THEY HAVE INDICATED A DISIRE TO PROSECUTE THIS MATTER IF SPECIFIC 
FACTS CAN BE DEVELOPED WHICH WOULD INDICATE A MONETARY GAIN BY NAMBLA 
MEMBERS OR THE VICTIM’S PARENTS. NEWARK HAS IDENTITED NUMEROUS 
YOUNG VICTIMS OF NAMBLA RESIDING WITHIN THE NEWARK DIVISION WHO HAVE 
EEN VICTIMIZED IN NEW JERSEY AND IN OTHER STATES. THE BALTIMORE 
AND PHILADELPHIA OFFICES ARE BEING PROVIDED INFORMATION RELATING TO 
fWMBLA IN VIEW OF CONVENTIONS HELD BY NAMBLA IN THOSE CITIES DURING 
1979 AND 1982 RESPECTIVELY. BALTIMORE AND PHILADELPHIA ARE REQUESTED 
TO PROVIDE i€WARK WITH ANY BACKGROUND 





INFORMATION RELATING TO ANY NAMBLA, INVESTIGATION CONDUCTED THERE. ' 

PITTSBURGH IS ADVISED THAT INTERVIEW WITH SUBJECT | I hAS 

DEVELOPED I NFORMAT ION T HAT A FILM ®EW F«OM THE PITTSBURGH AREA 
HAS FILMED WITH L6MM PHOTOGRAPHY EQUIPMENT, VICTIM’S OF NAMBLA 
DURING CHRISTMAS OF L9S0, AT ThE RESIDENCE QF | | IN 

I . -PITTSBURGH IS REQUESTED TO SEARCH INDICES RE 
iW<lBLA AND/OR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY MATTERS IN AN EFFORT TO FURTHER 
DENT I FY THIS FILM CREW. 

UPON. RECEIPT OF BUREAU- APPROVAL TO ATTEND THIS CONFERENCE, 

be 

INVITED OFFICES ARE REQUESTED TO SUTEL IDENTITY OF INDIVIDUALS WHO hlc 
WILL ATTEND AND ANY LODGING REQUIREMENTS THAT WILL BE NECESSARY. 

EACH INVITED OFFICE SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GIVE DETAILED PRESENT AT ION 
CONCERNING KNOWN NAMBLA MEMBERS OR VICTIMS WITHIN THE TERRITORIES 
m THEIR ACTIVITIES. ADDITIONALLY, OFFICES ATTENDING SHOULD 
KING SUFFICIENT PHOTOGRAPHS OF ANY KNOWN NAMBLA MEMBERS, ASSOCIATES 
(K VICTIMS AS WELL AS ALL DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THIS GROUP. 

Yi va 

RECEIVING OFFICES WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN INVITED Am WHO BELEIVE 
THEY CAN FURNISH POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE I NFOR MATIOn/aRE REQUESTED 
TO SEPARATELY REQUEST BUREAU AUTHORITY TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE. ' 

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FD-515 (Re^M-2-15-80) 

ACCOMSSLISHMENT REPORT 

(Submit within 30 days from date of accomplishment) 


12/28/82 




DfRECTOR, FBI 



Bureau File Number 

145B-1511 

Field Office File Number 

3484 

Squad or RA Number 


lnvo8tigs?IVa Assistance or Techniques Used ^ 

Were any of the investigative assistance or techniques listed below used in connection with accomplishment 
being claimed? [3 No Q Yes - If Yes, rate each used as follows: 

1 = Used, but did not help 

2 = Helped, but only minimally 

3 E= Helped, substantially 

4 Absolutely essential 


ORTH AMERICAN MA N /BOY LOVE 
AS SOCXATXQi n ^NAMBI^^ SEXUAL 

EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN . 

00: NEWARK 


1 . Acctg Tech Rating 

Assistance 

6. ELSUR- Rating 

Title III 

1 1 . Lab Div Rating 

16. Survetl. Rating 

Sqd Asst 





2. Aircraft 
Assistance 

7. Hypnosis 
Assistance 

12. Pen 
Registers 

17. SWAT Team 
Action 

3. Computer 
Assistance 

8. IdentDiv 
Assistance 

13. Photographic 
Coverage 

18. Telephone Toll 
Records 

4. Consensual 
Monitoring 

9. Informant 
Information 

14. Polygraph 
Assistance 

19. Undercover 
Operation 

5. ELSUR- 
FISC 

1 0. Lab Div 
Exams 

15. Show Money 
Usage 

20. Visual Invest - 
Analysis (VIA) 




A. Preliminary Judicial Process 
(Number of subjects) 

B. Arrests, Locates & Summonses 
(Number of subjects) 


FBI Arrests - 
FBI Locates * 

. Criminal Summons 

Number of Subjects of FBI Arrests Who Physically Resisted _ 
Number of Subjects of FBI Arrests Who Were Armed 

^ C. Release of Hostages: (Number of Hostages Released) 


Informations 1 Indictrfients 


1 



Subjec 

Priority (See Reverse) |' 

A 

B 

. C 








D. Recoveries, Restitutions, Court Ordered Forfeitures or Potential Economic Loss Prevented (PELP) 


Property or 
PELP Type 
1 Code • 


Hostages Held By Terrorists _ 


F. Final Judicial Process: 
Subject 1 • Name - 


All other Hostage Situations _ 


□ 

Pretrial 


Diversion 

□ 

Dismissal 

□ 

Acquittal 


' Convictions - 

Enter conviction and qj 

sentence data in space at 
right. If more than four — 

sections are involved, limit to □ 
the four most relevant. 


I I Felony 


|~] Misde- 
meanor 


□ Trial 


Subject 2 - Name • 

mi Pretrial 
Diversion 
O Dismissal 
m Acquittal 


Subject 3 - Name - 


□ 

Pretrial 


Diversion 

□ 

Dismissal 

□ 

Acquittal 


-Convictions- J 

Enter conviction and q Misde 

sentence data in space at meanc 

right. If more than four 

sections are involved, limit to m Plea 
the four most relevant. 

□ Trial 


- Convictions - 

Enter conviction and 
sentence data in space at 
right. If more than four 
sections are involved, limit to 
the four most relevant. 


□ 

Felony 

□ 

Misde- 

meanor 

□ 

Plea 

□ 

Trial 


Court Ordered Forfeitures 
$ 


Potential Economic 
Loss Prevented 


E. Civil Matters 
Amount of Suit 
Settlement or Award 


Government Defendant 


G(^ernml^fPjafhtiff 


Enter AFA Payment Here 


(Use two letter state abbreviations per U.S. Post Office Guide. For Example - The Northern District of Texas as ND TX; 
District of Maine as ME in the state field only.) 

Subject's Description Code * - 


1 Conviction 

In-Jail Term 

Suspended 

Probation | 

Title 

Section 

Counts 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos 






































Subject’s Description Code 


1 Conviction 

In-Jall Term 

Suspended 

Probation j 

Title 

Section 

Counts 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos 








































Subject’s Description Code * - 


1 Conviction | 

In-Jall Term | 

Title 

Section 

Counts 

Yrs 

Mos 






















1 Probation 


Yrs 

Mos 

Fine 


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I Attach additional forms If reporting final judicial process on more ^ban three subjects. j 

Remarks^;^ i\ / 

(^Bureau M ^ 

^^Newark ( l-Sub^ta-n%ive File) 

(1-Statistics^im I rocess Folder) 

(1-SA Accompli'sl^ent Record) 

, „ DJM/.dain-, l.. '-' V , 

2 - Bureau ] , • • i 1 ' \J 

2 • Field Office) ( 5 U ^ ^ CA 

• See codes on reverse.iide^^ubject description codesiin'Seotion F are required only when reporting a conviction. 

S)§iAR3( lyBa 


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Property Type Codes * 

Code 

No Description 

1 Cash {U.S. and foreign currency) 

2 Stock, Bonds or Negotiable Instruments (checks, travelers checks, 
money orders, certificates of deposit, etc) 

3 General Retail Merchandise (clothing, food, liquor, cigarettes, TVs, etc) 

4 Vehicles (autos, trucks, tractors, trailers, campers, motorcycles, etc) 

5 Heavy Machinery & Equipment (heavy equipment, computers, etc) 

6 Bulk Materials (grain, fuel, raw materials, metals, wire, etc) 

7 Jewelry (including unset precious and semiprecious stones) 

8 Precious Metals (gold, silver, silverware, platinum, etc) 

9 Art, Antiques or Rare Collections 

1 0 Dangerous Drugs 

1 1 Weapons or Explosives 

1 2 Businesses or Assets Forfeited 

20 All Other Recoveries (not falling in any category above) 


3 62-/1 /g-3 SK. 

Potential Economic Loss Prevented (PELP) Type Codes * 

Code 

No Description 

21 Blank Negotiable Instruments or Tickets 

22 Counterfeit Stocks, Bonds, Currency or Negotiable Instruments 

23 Counterfeit or Pirated Sound Recordings or Motion Pictures 

24 Bank Theft Scheme Aborted 

25 Ransom, Extortion or Bribe Demand Aborted 

26 Theft From, or Fraud Against, Government Scheme Aborted 

27 Commercial or Industrial Theft Scheme Aborted 


30 All Other Potential Economic Loss Prevented (not falling In any 
category above) 


*The case file must contain an explanation of the computation of the recovery value or loss prevented. An explanation airtel must accompany this 
report if the recovery is $1 million or more, or if the PELP is $5 million or more. 


Subject Description Codes * 

- Enter Description Code Only When Reporting a Conviction • 


Organized Crime Subjects: 

1 A Boss, Underboss or Consigliere 
1 B Capodecina or Soldier 
1 C Possible LCN Member or Associate 
1 D OC Subject Other Than LCN 
Known Criminals (Other Than OC Members): 

2A Top Ten or 1.0. Fugitive 
2B Top Thief 
2C Top Con Man 
Foreign Nationals: 

3A Legal Alien 
3B Illegal Alien 

3C Foreign Official Without Diplomatic Immunity 
3D U.N. Employee Without Diplomatic Immunity 
3E Foreign Students 
3F All Others 

Terrorists: 

4 A Known Member of a Terrorist Organization 
4B Possible Terrorist Member or Sympathizer 
*lf a subject can be classified in more than one of the categories, 


Union Members: 

5 A International or National Officer 
5B Local Officer 
5C Union Employee 
Government Official Or Employees: 

6A Federal • Elected Official 
6B Federal * Nonelected Executive Level 
6C Federal - All Other 
6D State - Elected Official 
6E State - Nonelected Executive Level 
6F State - All Other 
6G Local - Elected Official 
6H Local - Nonelected Executive Level 
6J Local - All Other 
Bank Officers Or Employees: 

7 A Bank Officer 
7B Bank Employee 
All Others: 

8 A All Other Subjects (not fitting above categories) 
the most appropriate in the circumstance. 


Instructions 


Subject Priorities for FBI Arrest or Locates: 

A - Subject wanted for crimes of violence (i.e. murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault) or convicted of such crimes in 
the past five years. 

B - Subjects wanted for crimes involving the loss or destruction of property valued in excess of $25,000 or convicted of such crimes in the past 
five years. 

C - All others 

Claiming Convictions Other Than Federal: 

It is permissible to claim a local (state, county or local) conviction if the FBI’s investigation significantly contributed to the successful local 
prosecution. A succinct narrative setting forth the basis for claiming a local conviction must accompany this report. When claiming a conviction 
other than Federal, enter the word "LOCAL" in the “Conviction-Section" block, disregard the number of conviction counts, but enter the sentence 
in the appropriate blocks. Enter “LF" in the “In-Jail" block for all life sentences and “CP” for all capital punishment sentences. 

Reporting Convictions: 

Convictions should not be reported until the sentence has been issued. There are two exceptions to this rule. The conviction information can be 
submitted by itself if: 

1 . The subject becomes a fugitive after conviction but prior to sentencing. 

2. The subject dies after conviction but prior to sentencing. 

An explanation is required in the Remarks section for either of the above exceptions. 

Rule 20 Situations: 

The field office that obtained the process (normally the office of origin) Is the office that should claim the conviction, not the office where th^ 
subject enters the plea in cases involving Rule 20 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures. » 

Investigative Assistance or Techniques (lA/T s) Used: 

•Since more than one lA/T could have contributed to the accomplishment, each lA/T must be rated. 

-The lA/T used must be rated each time an accomplishment is claimed. (For example - if informant information was the basis for a compleynt, an 
arrest, a recovery and a conviction and^^parate FD-51 5s are submitted for each of the aforem|^^ed accomplishments, the “Informant 
Information” block must be rated on eJBfD-515 even if it was the same information that contribH^to all the accomplishments.) 



NK 145B-1511 


On December 28, 1982, UFAP complaint was filed 
before U.S. M agistrate, Robert E. C owen . Newar k . N.J., for 
I and warrant issued for | ~| arrest. UFAP 

complaint filed for violation of local kidnapping laws. 


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EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN,. .•00; NEWARK 

RENKTEL TO DIRECTOR JANUARY 8, ^983. 
SAC, BOSTON, CONCURS WITH TRAVEL BY SAS 

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CONFERENCE ON JANUARY 13, 1983. SAS 
ARRIVE NEWARK EVENING OF JANUARY 12, 

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RE; ffiWARK TELETYPE TO BUREAU L2/28/^ 

NEWARK TELETYPPE TO ALBANY L2/23/82. • 

NEWWARK telephone CALL .OF ABAC R-.'''MCLf'ANAHA 
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PAGE TWO NEWARK (1458-151 I) UNCLAS 
SAC ALBANY 12/30/82. 

NEWARK TELCAL ASAC MCLANAHAN TO EBIHQ NIGHT 
SUPERVISOR, CID 12/30/82. 

TITLE, MARKED "CHANGED" TO REFLECT ADDITIONAL ALIAS 

, 23 hS/ ^ 

OF , NAME SUBJECT USED WHILE EMPLOYED 


FOR INFORMATION OF RECEIVING OFFICES VICTIM 


|LOCATED LATE AFTERNOON 12/30/82#PORT AUTHORITY 
BUS TERMINAL IN NYC AS RESULT OF . INQUIRY BY PORT AUTHORITY 
POLICE. 


ADMITTED IDENTITY AND HIS DESIRE TO RETURN 


TO 


MOTORIZED AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE[ 


OBTAINED FROM 


HIS FATHER. MEMBER'S OF MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, 
PATROLMAN, HIGHLANDS, NJPD AND FBI ON SCENE AND HAVE POSI- 

I anD are RETURNING HIM TO MONMOUTH 


TIVELY IDENTIFIED 
COUNTY N.J. 


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BRIEF INTERVIEW OF VICTIM REFLECTS THAT HE DEPARTED, 
MONTPELIER, VER.M£J1JUAT L:45 A.M. , DECEMBER 30 VIA VERMONT 
transit line POSSIBLE AFFILIATE OF GREYHOUND. THIS BUS ARRIVED 





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2:55 A.M, WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT. BUS DEPARTED THIS 
LOCATION 6;00 A.M. ENROUTE TO NYC WITH STOP OVER AT SPRRING- 
FIELD, MASS. BUS ARRIVED 1;50 PM NYC. VICTIM CLAIMS HE WAS 

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TRANSPORTED IN TAN PICK UP TRUCK WITH GREEN BOX ON REAR TO 

MONTPELIER BUS TERMINAL. VICTIM RECALLED TRIIP WAS FAIRLY LONG. 

AS HE SLEPT PART OF THE WAY. HE DESCRIBED THE HOUSE WHERE HE . 

STAYED AS BEING OiNE STORY WOOD FRAMED ROUSE, 4 ROOMS, LOCAATED 

m A HILL WITH GRAVEL ROAD. AREA AROUND HOUSE LOOKS LIKE JUUNK 

YARD WITH APPROX. 7 JUNK CARS. 

ApCORDING T0| |, SUBJECT I I A ! PNG p TH ASSOCIATE 

B. approx) T 

17 GREY HAAIR, GLASSES, 

TEAVY BUILD, HAD TRANSPORTED HIM TO M ONT PELIERR T VERMONT BUS 


B. APPR^ 

(PH) DESCRIBED AS W./J^'AGrr 


STATION. VICTIM RECAALLED 


RESIDENCE, PREVIOUSLY DES- 


CRRIBED, IS LOCATED^ APPROX. ONE MILE , ON SAME ROAD AS THE RESI- 

V 

(PH). IT. IS NOTED THAT VICTIM STATED' 


DEN'CE OF 
THAT 





|WAS REEPORTEDLY KILLEED 4 DAYS AGO IN AN AUTOMOBILE 

ACCIDEENT WHILE DRIVING A VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT. 

ACCORDING TO VICTIM, 


IS USING AN ALIAS OF 


I I FOR IDENTIFICATION PURPOSES AND USING[ 

PCR ANY PURCHASES. 


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IS FURTHER DESCRRIBED AS W/M DOB-f 


5’ ir, 160 LBS., BROWN HAIR Ai® EYES, MOUSTACHE, SS#[ 




] SUSPECTED OF BEING MEMBER 


OF ORGANIZATION IDENTIFIED AS NORTH AMERICAN MAN BOY LOVE 


ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA). 
ON 12/4/82 


CHARGGED BY MONMOUTH COUNTY PROSECU- 


TORS OFFICE WITH THE CRIME OF KIIDNAPPING, IN VIOLATION OF 


N.J. STATE CODE 2Cj15-1(B). IT IS CHARGED THAT ON OR ABOUT 

W APPRI 

NOVEMBER 2S, 1982,, 



TRANSPORTED 




_JYRS 


CLD FROM 


TO MASSACHUSETTES WITHOUT CONSENT 
OF HIS PARENT OR GUARDIAN. FEDDERAL WARRANT-UNLAWFUL FLI IGHT 
TO AVOID PROSECUTION (UFAP) ISSUED BY MAGISTRATE 
ROBERT COWEN, i'£WARK, N.J. AUTHORIZED FEDDERAL COMPLAINT 
EASED ON REQUEST FOR FBI ASSISTANCE BY MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J. 


FR OSE CUT OR , FR EE HOLD , N. J . 

ON 12/30/82 A KNOWN NAMBLA ” CHICREJ )!? 
VISED JERSEY CITY,' J>_J,. POLICE DEPT. THAT 
ATE 




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HAS ASSOCI- 


(LNU) ALSO BELLIEVED TO BE A NAMBLA MEMBER WHO RESIDES 


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IN VERMONT. I l (LNU) REPORTEDLY HAS TWO DODGE COLT CARS i 

QN PROPERTY AND | 1 COULD HAVE ACCESS TO THESE VEHICLES. 

STRONG POSSIBILITY EXISTS THAT ] | (LNU) IS IDENT TO l I 



IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE, ON 12/50/82 F I IN- 

VESTIGATOR, ASSIGNED NASSAU COUNTY DA’S OFFICE ADVISED THAT 
SHE HAS MAINTAINED CONTACT WITH i ~| PAR£NTS. INVESTIGATOR 

I ST AT ED that I | m OTHER PROVIIDED THE FOLLOWING AD- 
DRESS AS A POSSIBLE LOCATION OR CONTACT FOR SUBJECT: ' be 

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ACCORDING TO I NVESTIGATOR | |HAS REPORTEDLY 

TAKEN CHILDREN TO BURLINGTON, VT. AREA IN THE PAST. IT SHOULD 
BE NOTED THAT l | IS REPORTEDLY A NAMBLA MEMBER. HE IS 

CURRENTLY IN LOCAL CUSTODY IN WAREHAM , ^MASS. FOOR SEX RELATED 
VIOLATIONS. 


LEADS :ALBANY DIVISION 

AT BURLINNGTON, VERMONT 








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UUTILIZi;^G INFORMAT lOW PROVIDED HEREIN, AS WELL AS THAT FURNISHED 
IN REFERENCED TELEPHONE CALLS, CONDUCT APPR OPIATE INVESTIGATION 
TO LOCATE AND APPREHEND FUGITlVE r 1 . 

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Ft)LLOW IN6 AGENCIES: PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSaCHUSETTES DrSTRICf | ’ 

^attorney <1>; WAREHAM, mass EdLlCE^DEPARtMEN^ 

SERVICE (2); BERGEN COUNTY, NJ PROSECUTOR ^S^mCER (3^ Hfe^N 


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SELECT COMMITTEE ON CRIME (1); NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT (6); 
PELHAM MANOR, NY POLICE DEPARTMENT (1)J US ATTORNEY'S OFFICE, NJ 
(1); AND FBI - BOSTON (2); BROOKLYN- QUEENS (3); NEW ROCHELLE (1); 
AND NEWARK (10). 

AFTER BEING WELCOMED, PURPOSE OF CONFERENCE AND INTRODUCTION 
OF PARTICIPANTS, FBI-BQMRA GAVE TALK ON HISTORICAL BACKGROUND AND 
DEVELOPMENT OF NAMBLA IN THE UNITED STATES AND ELEMENTS REQUIRED 
TO ESTABLISH A federal, PROSECUTION. 

NASSAU COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES GAVE SYNOPSIS OF THEIR 
INVESTIGATION A® SUBSEQUENT SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION OF SEVERAL 
NAMBLA MEMBERS FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. THIS SYNOPSIS 
also PROVIDED INSIGHT INTO PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED IN INVESTIGATION 
and WHICH LATER REAPPEARED DURING TRIAL. PROBLEMS AROSE AND THAT 
MANY OF THE VICTIM CHILDREN HAD BEEN COACHED BY NAMBLA MEMBERS 
PRIOR TO BEING INTERVIEWED BY INVESTIGATORS, AND THIS COACHING 
RESULTED IN A SIT UAT ION WHEREBY INVESTIGATORS WERE REQUIRED TO 
CO® UCT MULTIPLE INTERVIEWS OF EACH VICTIM TO ATTEMPT TO GET THE 
TR UTH. THE INTERVIEWS OF INDIVIDUAL VICTIMS HAD BEEN CONDUCTED 
BY MORE THAN ONE DIFFERENT INVESTIGATOR AND RESULTED IN VAST 



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discrepancies in the victims statements which were later expounded 

UPON BY THE DEFENSE ATTORNEYS IN THE TRIALS. THEY EXPLAINED THAT 
THE VICTIM CHILD WAS APPROACHED AND INTERVIEWED AS A NORMAL VICTIM 
AND that THE MAJORITY OF CHILDREN IN THIS MATTER WERE TREATED 
BETTER BY NAMBLA MEMBERS THEN THEY WERE AT HOME, AND READILY 
ACCEPTED NAMBLA COACHING. ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS WERE ENCOUNTERED 

WITH Parents of the victim children, in that, there were indications 

that THE PARENTS HAD BEEN PAID TO KEEP THE CHILDREN FROM TESTIFYING 
OR TO NOT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO INVESTIGATORS FOR INTERVIEW. 
mSSPiU COUNTY RECOMMENDED THAT ALL INTERVIEWS OF INDIVIDUAL VICTIMS 
AND WITNESSES BE CONDUCTED BY THE SAME INVESTIGATOR TO PRODUCE 
POSSIBLE DISCREPANCIES IN statements. 

representatives from FBI - BOSTON; PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASS.; 

BERGEN AND MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ, AND JERSEY CITY, NJ POLICE DEPARTMENT 
' GAVE BRIEF PRESENTATIONS CONCERNING INVESTIGATIONS OF NAMBLA 
ACTIVITIES IN THERE AREAS. 

ON COMPLETION OF PRESENTATIONS, ATTENDING GROUPS MADE AVAILABLE 
L HERAT IRE AND INFORMATION RELATIVE TO NAMBLA TO AGENTS OF RED BANK, 
MJ RESIDENT AGENCY FOR REPRODUCTION AND DISSEMINATION OF COMPLETE 



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PACKAGE TO ALL AGENCIES WHO ATTENDED CONFERENCE. IT WAS 
CONSENSUS OF OPINION FROM AGENCIES IN ATTENDANCE THAT CONFERENCE 
WAS mutually beneficial TO ALL PARTIES AND HAD ESTABLISHED OPEN 
AND PRODUCTIVE LINES OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ALL PARTIES. 

THIS CONFERENCE AND QUID PRO QUO DIALOGUE WITH ATTENDEES = 
QRYSTaLIZED THOSE ELEMENTS NECESSARY FOR VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE 
state STATUTES dealing WITH THE SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN. 
conversations highlighted areas OF investigation and leads to BE 
COVERED IN efforts TO PROVE THE COMMERCIAL ASPECT IN THE FEDERAL 
VIOLATION OF TITLE 18, SECTIONS 1462, 1465-, 2421, 2422, AND 2423. 
AUSA, NEWARK IS RESEARCHING WITH DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICIALS 
THE PECUNIARY GAINES ASPECT OF THE FEDERAL STATUTES PREVIOUSLY 
MENTIONED. 

NEWARK: AT RED BANK, NJ : WILL REPRODUCE MATERIAL AND 

disseminate TO all representatives who attended CONFERENCE, 



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RE NEWARK TELETYPE TO THE DIRECTOR DATED JANUARY 7, 1983 






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PROVIDED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN SUPPORT OF HIS BELIEF; 





fiL 145B-467, PAGE SIX, USaAS EHO 



I I ALBANY NOTES IHAI| |, DOB| 

I I, tfAS COIWICIED OF SEXUAL ABUSE, FIRST DEGREE, AND SEXUAL ABUSE, 
SiCOB DEGREE.' APPAREMLY r | , IN CONCERT WITH A NUMBER OF 

aHER INDIVIDUALS SEXUALLY ABUSED AND SODOMIZED CHILDREN AND VIDEO- 
TAPED SEXUAL PERFORMANCES INVOLVING CHILDREN”. 


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WHEN REl^AWDED TO THE DOWNSTATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, 

li TCTirn Aci uTC ms’adcqt on atti;!? utc "roTtriun”! 



ALSO MOTED THAT H& HAD OBTAINED 





1 M5B-46?, PASE SEVEMONaAS EfIO 
MIL II ARY EXPERIENCE, I 
DISCHARGE. LAST RESIDENCE f 
□ SSAN I I ; PAROLE ELIGIBILITY DATE, JAilARY 10, 

19S9; CONDITIONAL RELEASE DATE, JOLY 10, 1991; iXIUJM EXPIRATION 
DATE, JliY 10, 199S. fllSCELLANEOOS! ACTIVE MEMBER AND PARTICIPANT, 
IN NCRIH AMERICAN MAN 30Y LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA). 

ALBANY IS FURNISHING THE ABOVE INFORMATION TO RECEIVING OFFICES 



PRIMARILY FOR liMATION PURPOSES, ALBANY FEELS, HOWEVER, THAT 

| mAY well PSOVE 

IIPORTANI LINKS IN NAMBLA'S NAIIONAL/IiER NATIONAL STRUCTURE, 


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BUREAU AUTHORITY IS GRANTED FOR RECEIVING OFFICES TO TRAVEL 

TO NEUARKn NEU JERSEY-. TO ATTEND A CONFERENCE RELATING TO 
CAPTIONED NATTER ON THURSDAY-. JANUARY 13-. AT 1Q:D0 A.fl. IN 

ACCORDANCE WITH RETEL . THE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD IN THE N< 
OFFICE AND NK HAS REQUESTED THAT REPRSENTATIVES FRON ALBANY-. 
BOSTON-. BROOKLYN/tJUEENS-. AND NEU YORK ATTEND- THESE REPRSENTA- 
TIVES SHOULD BE FAMILIAR UITH NAMBLA AND SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED 
BY ANY FEDERAL OR LOCAL LAU ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS IN THEIR AREA 
UHO MIGHT BE ABLE .TO PROVIDE SPECIFIC INFORMATION CONCERNING 
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN BY NAMBLA- RECEIVING OFFICES 
UHICH HAVE NOT BEEN SPECIFICALLY INVITED BY NK BUT UHO BELIEVE 
THEY CAN FURNISH POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE INFORMATION SHOULD 
CONTACT NK ASAC RONALD MCLANAHAN FOR ARRANGEMENTS TO ATTEND THE . 
CONFERENCE. 

NEUARK UILL PROVIDE RESULTS OF THE CONFERENCE TO FBIH(3- 
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NOTE: THIS TELETYPE RESPONDS TO NK; ASAC HCLANAHAN ' S DESIRE FOR 

A CONFERENCE CONCERNING CAPTIONED HATTER AND HAS BEEN 
COORDINATED WITH NEW YORK ASA 0 rRANK GT {mUTT B/V/J / o/O ' 



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FD-515 (Rev. 12-15-80) 

JIVCCOMPLISHMENT REPORT 

(Submit within 30 days from date of accomplishment) 

I 

director' FBI 

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FROM: SAC, 

SUBJECT: 


n 



Bureau File Number 


Ibany (P) 
aka; 


3 


145B-697 


Field Office File Number 


Investigative Assistance or Techniques Used 

Were any of the investigative assistance or techniques listed below used in connection with accomplishment 
being claimed? Q No [^Yes - If Yes, rate each used as follows; 

1 B Used, but did not help 

2 = Helped, but only minimally 

3 = Helped, substantially 

4 s= Absolutely essential 




5060 


Squad or RA Number 


'NORTH AMERICAN MAN/^BpY 

LOVE ASSOCIATION— (-NAMBLA) 
ITOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN; 
UFAP -'-KIDNAPPING 
00: NEWARK 


1 


4/27/83 


K .it 




A. Preliminary Judicial Process 
(Number of subjects) 

Complaints 

Informations 

Indictments 





B. Arrests, Locates & Summonses 

Subject Priority (See Reverse) j 

(Number of subjects) 

A 

B 

C 

FBI Arrests - 

1 



FBI Locates - 





1 . Acctg Tech Rating 

Assistance 

6. ELSUR- Rating 

Title Ml 

1 1 . Lab Div Rating 

Field Support 

16. SurveH. Rating 

Sqd Asst 

2. Aircraft 
Assistance 

7. Hypnosis 
Assistance 

12. Pen 
Registers 

17. SWAT Team 
Action 

3. Computer 
Assistance 

8. IdentDivOi 
Assistance 

13. Photographic 
Coverage 

18. Telephone Toll 
Records 

4. Consensual 
Monitoring 

9. Informapt^ 
Information -p. 

14. Polygraph , 
Assistance . 

19. Undercover 
Operation 

5. ELSUR - 
FISC 

10. LabDiv 

Exams r o 

1 5. Show Money 
Usage 

20. Visual Invest - 
Analysis (VIA) 




Criminal Summons _ 


Number of Subjects of FBI Arrests Who Physically Resisted _ 
Number of Subjects of FBI Arrests Who Were Armed 


D. Recoveries, Restitutions, Court Ordered Forfeltur^ oi|Pot^tia^ Economic Loss Prevented (PELP) 

Property or 
PELP Type 
Code * 

Recoveries 

w 

Restitutions 

!y 

Coyrt Ordered Forfeitures 

Potential Economic 
Loss Prevented 


$ 

$ 

$ 

$ 


$ 

$ 

$ 

$ 


$ 

$ 

$ 

$ 


$ 

$ 

$ 1 

$ 


$ 

$ 

$ 

$ 


C. Release of Hostages: (Number of Hostages Released) 

Hostages Held By Terrorists : All Other Hostage Situations _ 


E. Civil Matters 

Amount of Suit 
Settlement or Award 


Government Defendant 


Government Plaintiff 


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Enter AFA Payment Here 


F. Final Judicial Process: 
Subject 1 - Name - 


Judicial District 


District 


(Use two letter state abbreviations per U.S. Post Office Guide. For Example - The Northern District of Texas as'fJDTX; The 
District of Maine as ME in the state field only.) ....O'... /r^ 


Conviction 

Inwall Term 

Suspended 

Probation .t 

r 


Title 

Section 

Counts 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos f 










$ 

X 











11 





J f A 



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Hi 

$ 

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□ 

Pretrial 


Diversion 

□ 

Dismissal 

□ 

Acquittal 


- Convictions - 

Enter conviction and 
sentence data in space at 
right. If more than four 
sections are involved, limit to 
the four most relevant. 


□ 

Felony 

□ 

Misde- 

meanor 

□ 

Plea 

□ 

Trial 


Subject 2 - Name - 


Subject’s Description Code * - * 


Conviction 

In-Jall Term 

Suspended 

Probation 


Title 

Section 

Counts 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos 






























$ 












D Pretrial 
Diversion 
□ Dismissal 
EH Acquittal 


* Convictions • 

Enter conviction and 
sentence data in sp>ace at 
right. If more than four 
sections are invoNed, limit to 
the four most relevant. 


EH Felony 
|~j Misde- 


EH P'ea 

□ Trial 


Subject 3 - Name - 


Subject’s Description Code * - 


|EH Pretrial 
Diversion 
'□ Dismissal 
EH Acquittal 


- Convictions • 

Enter conviction and /ee=s^j 
sentence data in space at 
right. If more than four 
sections are involved, linlit'1 
the four most relevant: r\ ii 

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Attach additional forms if reporting final judicial process on more thian three subjects. 


Remart<s: Oil 12/31/82, subject 

1 1 


Conviction 

In-Jall Term 

Suspended 

M 

!\Y 5 198 J 

Title 

Section 

Counts 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 

Mos 

Yrs 


Fine 










5 ^ 










$ 4 










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was arrestea b;( 


Bureau 
'l - Field Office 


BuAgents, officers of the Vermont State Police and Hardwick, Vt. PD, withoi 
incident, in Greensboro, Vermont, based on an unlawful flight warrant to 
avoid prosecution issued in 12/82 from the Federal District of New Jersey 
in connection with the local warrant that was issued in New Jerse y, charging 
2-Newark (145B-1511) 


• See codes on reverse side. Subject description codes in Section F are required only when reporting a conviction. 

MDZ/mmq (6) 


Property Type Codes * 

Code 

No Description 

1 Cash (U.S. and foreign currency) 

2 Stock, Bonds or Negotiable Instruments (checks, travelers checks, 
money orders, certificates of deposit, etc) 

3 General Retail Merchandise (clothing, food, liquor, cigarettes, TVs, etc) 

4 Vehicles (autos, trucks, tractors, trailers, campers, motorcycles, etc) 

5 Heavy Machinery & Equipment (heavy equipment, computers, etc) 

6 Bulk Materials (grain, fuel, raw materials, metals, wire, etc) 

7 Jewelry (Including unset precious and semiprecious stones) 

8 Precious Metals (gold, silver, silverware, platinum, etc) 

■ 9 Art, Antiques or Rare Collections 

1 0 Dangerous Drugs 

1 1 Weapons or Explosives 

. 1 2 Businesses or Assets Forfeited 

20 All Other Recoveries (not falling in any category above) 

*The case file must contain an explanation of the computation of the recovery value or loss prevented. An explanation airtel must accompany this 
report if the recovery is $1 million or more, or if the PELP is $5 million or more. 

Subject Description Codes * 

- Enter Description Code Only When Reporting a Conviction > 

Organized Crime Subjects: Union Members: 


1A 

Boss, Underboss or Consigliere 

5A 

International or National Officer 

IB 

Capodecina or Soldier 

5B 

Local Officer 

1C 

Possible LCN Member or Associate 

5C 

Union Employee 

ID 

OC Subject Other Than LCN 

Government Official Or Employees: 

Known Criminals (Other Than OC Members): 

6A 

Federal - Elected Official 

2A 

Top Ten or l.O. Fugitive 

6B 

Federal • Nonelected Executive Level 

2B 

Top Thief 

6C 

Federal - All Other 

2C 

Top Con Man 

6D 

State - Elected Official 

Foreign 

Nationals: 

6E 

State • Nonelected Executive Level 

3A 

Legal Alien 

6F 

State - All Other 

3B 

illegal Alien 

6G 

Local - Elected Official 

3C 

Foreign Official Without Diplomatic Immunity 

6H 

Local - Nonelected Executive Level 

3D 

U.N. Employee Without Diplomatic Immunity 

6J 

Local - All Other 

3E 

Foreign Students 

Bank Officers Or Employees: 

3F 

All Others 

7A 

Bank Officer 

Terrorists: 

7B 

Bank Employee 

4A 

Known Member of a Terrorist Organization 

All Others: 

4B 

Possible Terrorist Member or Sympathizer 

8A 

All Other Subjects (not fitting above categories) 


*lf a subject can be classified in more than one of the categories, select the most appropriate in the circumstance. 




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Potential Economic Loss Prevented (PELP) Type 


/ 




Code 

No 

21 

22 

23 

24 

25 

26 
27 


Description 

^ - 

Blank Negotiable Instruments or Tickets 

Counterfeit Stocks, Bonds. Currency or Negotiable Instruments^ 

Counterfeit or Pirated Sound Recordings or Motion Pictures 

Bank Theft Scheme Aborted ^ 

Ransom, Extortion or Bribe Demand Aborted 

Theft From, or Fraud Against, Government Scheme Aborted 

Commercial or Industrial Theft Scheme Aborted 


30 All Other Potential Economic Loss Prevented (not falling in any 
category above) 


Instructions 


Subject Priorities for FBI Arrest or Locates: 

A ' Subject wanted for crimes of violence (i.e. murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault) or convicted of such crimes in 
the past five years. 

B - Subjects wanted for crimes involving the loss or destruction of property valued in excess of $25,000 or convicted of such crimes in the past 
five years. 

C - All others 

Claiming Convictions Other Than Federai: 

It is permissible to claim a local (state, county or local) conviction if the FBI’s investigation significantly contributed to the successful local 
prosecution. A succinct narrative setting forth the basis for claiming a local conviction must accompany this report. When claiming a conviction 
other than Federal, enter the word “LOCAL” in the “Conviction-Section” block, disregard the number of conviction counts, but enter the sentence 
in the appropriate blocks. Enter “LF” in the “In-Jail” block for all life sentences and "CP" for all capital punishment sentences. 

Reporting Convictions: 

Convictions should not be reported until the sentence has been issued. There are two exceptions to this rule. The conviction Information can be 
submitted by itself if: - * 

1 . The subject becomes a fugitive after conviction but prior to sentencing. 

2. The subject dies after conviction but prior to sentencing. 

An explanation is required in the Remarks section for either of the above exceptions. 

Rule 20 Situations:' 

The field office that obtained the process (normally the office of origin) is the office that should claim the conviction, not the office where the 
subject enters the plea in cases involving Rule 20 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedures. 

Investigative Assistance or Techniques (lA/Ts) Used: 

-Since more than one lA/T could have contributed to the accomplishment, each lA/T must be rated. 

-The lA/T used must be rated each time an accomplishment is claimed. (For example - If informant information was the basis for a complaint, an 


arrest, a recovery and a conviction and ii 
Information” block must be rated on eacl 




larate FD-51 5s are submitted for each of the aforemei 
515 even If it was the same information that contributl 




d accomplishments, the “Informant 
all the accomplishments.) 



AL 145B-697 


Remarks continued; 


[ 


]with kidnapping. 


extradition to New Jersey. 


]has since voluntarily waived 


In connection with the arrest of I I on the evening of 

12/31/82, a secon d in dividu al . who initially identified himself as 

I, aka I 


residence in|_ 


was located as residing at this same 

Through review of identification 


on his person, and at this residence, through subsequent contact with 
local authorities in New Jersey, Colorado and Texas, and through contact 
with the Identification Division in Washington, DC, it was deter mined 


thatF 




was actually 


DOB 


t 


1 FBI i 


was wanted by Jersey City, New Jersey authorities for 
kidnapping, he was also wanted in Texas for indecent exposure with 
a child , and in Co lorado for parole violation. As a result of this 
inquiry I I was also arrested on the evening of 12/31 /82 by 

Vermont State Police who assisted in the arrest of I I . It should 

be noted that a fugitive locate is being claimed relative to^ 


] 


arrest based on the fact that entire investigation to positively identify 
him was conducted by BuAgents. 




FD-523 (Rev. 5-4-79) 




Att: Photogpai^i^ Operations Unit, Rm. 1B903 

^AC, NEWARk\(145B-1511) (RBRA) 




Subject: 


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-VICTIM; 


ITOM\- SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF 
CHILDRE]|7 
00: NEtoK 

'i/ 

1. ENCLOSED PHOTOG^PHIC WORK RELATES TO. 

I I Current Investigation I I Mug Shot Program. I I Other 

n) 

2. ENCLOSURE 


AIRTEL 


2/14/83 

INSTRUCTIONS - REVERSE SIDE 


FBIHQ USE ONLY 




Received 

Developed ^ 

Printed 

Enl^feWnts 

Copied 
Other 



Date/ > 








jn 


Film To Be Processed 






1 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

4X5 




. 135 




126 




120 




Slides 



9 






3. WORK REQUESTED 

Processing 

I 1 Process only 
I X| Process & make print 
I ~ I Process & make contact print 
I I Slides to be processed 
[ I Slides to be duplicated 

□ 

□ 


Movie Film or Microfilm 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

16mm 




35mm 




8(super) 




70 mm 
AHU 









Prints To Be Mode 

(From 135, 126, and 110) 

□ 3V^ X 5 I 15X7 

# prints from each frame 


I I Color [33 B&W 

( From 120 and 4 X 5) 

□ 4X5 □SXIO 


# prints from each frai 

] — } Color □ B&W 


4. REMARKS 


(include trial date or other 
mandatory deadline and any 
other specific instructions) 


Negatives To Be Printed 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

8 X 10 




4X5 




135 




120 




126 




220 




110 









Other 


Item 

Quantity 












b6 

b7C 


Prints To Be Made 


Custom Prints 


I 1 C ibachrome (From any size negative or slide) 


(Prints from slides) 

□ 5X7 > 

□ 8X 10 


Quantity _ ^ 3_ _ _ 
Size 4x5 
i Color P I B&W 






FBIHQ Enclosure 








vt\ 




^PHOTO 






'U S .Il'STICE 

INSTRUCTIONS 


^ \(Z 8 %eb 16 lUzfiH’W 


GENERAL 


ALL photographic work must be submitted under the substantive case caption when it relates to an investigative matter. 
Include FBIHQ file number when available. All other photographic processing forms (including FD-482) are obsolete and should 
not be used. The FD-523 is to be utilized for all photographic processing work forwarded to FBIHQ except employee identification 
and/or credential cards. Requests for official FBI identification and credential cards must be submitted on form FD-464, Attention: 
Property Procurement and Management Section. " 

The FD-523 may be filled out in legible hand printing. The following information is set forth to assist in properly filling 
out this form. Remove third sheet only (yellow field copy) and submit the remaining five pages. 

1. ENCLOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK RELATES TO: 

All photographic work submitted should be checked as Current Investigation, Mug Shot Program, or OTHER in appropriate 
block. If “OTHER” is checked a short description of what it is should be stated under item #4 (Remarks). 

2 . ENCLOSURE(S): 

Film To Be Processed - Check appropriate column for Color, Black and White film, alongside the size of the film. Also, 
indicate the number of sheets or rolls or cassettes in the quantity column. Slides refers to EXTACHROME ONLY, DO NOT SEND 
KODACHROME. 

Movie Film Or Microfilm - Check appropriate block for size and quantity. DO NOT SEND COLOR MOVIE FILM. - 

Negatives To Be Printed - Check appropriate block for size; Color or Black and White and quantity submitted. If 135mm 
negatives are to be printed, indicate by frame number, do not cut up into individuals frames. The same applies to any roll film. 

Other - Enclosures to be copied e.g. photographs, documents, obiects, etc. 

3. WORK REQUESTED: 

Processing - Only means to develop the film and NO COPIES or PRINTS e.g. microfilm. 

Process And Print - Means to develop film and make one or more prints. 

Process And Moke Contact Strip - Means to develop film and make prints same size as negatives. 

Slides To Be Processed - Means Ektachrome film to be developed and slides mounted. 

Slides To Be Duplicated - Means process slide film and make one or more duplicates of each slide. 

Prints To Be Made - From 135, 126 and 110 film, check size 3‘^ X 5 or 5 X 7. These are the only size prints available from 
our machine printers. Check Color or Black and White. 

From 120 and 4X5 Film - Check size 4 X 5 or 8 X 10 and indicate Color or Black and White. These are the only size prints 
available from our machine printers. 

Cibachrome Prints - Prints made directly from slides. Machine prints can be made in sizes 3F2 X 5, 5 X 7 and 8 X 10. 

Custom Prints - From any size negative or slide; indicate quantity and size of prints either Color or Black and White. 

Custom prints are available in various sizes but require extensive special handling. This type of printing is done on special 
request and proper justification must be furnished under item #4 (Remarks). 

4. REMARKS: 

Justification for custom prints. Any special instruction or short description of “other” photographic work in item #1 of this 


form. 




1. ENCLOSED PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK RELATES TO: 

I I Current Investigation Mug Shot Program Other 


2 . ENCLOSURE(S) 


Film To Be Processed 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

4X5 




135 




126 




120 




Slides 









Movie Film or Microfilm 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

16mm 




35mm 




8(super) 




70 mm 
AHU 









3. WORK REQUESTED 
Processing 

I I Process only 

I Process & make print 
f~ I Process & make contact print 
I I Slides to be processed 
I I Slides to be duplicated 
□ 


Prints To Be Made 

(From 135, 126, and 110) 

□ 3*/^ X 5 I 15X7 

# prints from each frame 

□ Color □ B&W 

( From 120 and 4X5) 

□ 4X5 oexio 



SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS 


UNO X ivuv^ iiwixo 

Show shipment date and registry number. 







AIRTEL 


FBIHQUSE ONLY 



Received 

Developed 

Printed 

Enlargements 

Slides 

Copied 

Other 



Negotives To Be Printed 


Size 

Color 

B&W 

Quantity 

8 X 10 




4X5 




135 




120 




126 




220 




no 









Other 


Item 

Quantity 










b6 - 


b7C 


Prints To Be Made 

I I C ibachrome ^ 
(Prints from slides) 
^ 3^ X 5 ( 

□ 5 X 7 
! 18 X 10 


Custom Prints 

(From any size negative or slide) 

3 

Quantity .. . 

Si,e 

Color □ B&W 


( 





[~ I Shipping Room: Show shipment date; bill of lading 


number; initial 
administrative fifa 


invoice to be placed in 







MAILED 1 



Exec AD Adm. . 
Exec AD tnv, ^ 
Exec AO LES - 
Asst. Dir.: 

Adm. Servg. . 

Crtm. Inv. 

Ident. 

tnsp. 

Intell 

Lab. _____ 


Legal Caun. 

Off. Cong. & 
Public Affs. _ 

, \ Rec. Mgnt. 

.* -Tech. Serve. _ 

Training 

*: Telephone Rm. ~ 
Director's Sec'y - 


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# 

January 19 r 1983 


:4 


Dear 


J 


Tout conaaunication to President Reagan concerning 
the North American Man~Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) has been 
referred to FBI Headquarters. 

Ne certainly share your concern for the welfare of 
our children and are aware of the activities of NAMBLA. Please 
be assured that activities which come to our attention of this 
organization or any organization indicating a possible violation 
of Federal law within the mandated authority of the FBI are 
promptly investigated. 

Sincerely# 


Roger S. Young 

Assistant Director in Charge 
Office of Congressional 
and Public Affairs 


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1 -[ 


aaclosures 

Director of Agency Liaison 
Presidential Correspondence 


.(via Executive Secretariat) 




I - 


1 

1 

1 

1 


:i 92 MAR 7 
S^closures (*10) 


Room 91 

The White Bouse 
Executive Secretariat > 

Room 4414 — e 

Department of Justice 
Newark (145B-1511) - Enclosures (3) 
Hew York {7- 2762) - Enclosures (3) 

- Enclosures (5) 
Enclosures (5) 


NOT RECORDED 

1983 


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V- A response ckwr dinated with SA[ 


Cr ioe Beet ion . CID# and 8A 
Section# CIO. I 
his concern regarding 


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]r Organized 


Personal end Property ^Crimes 

wrote to the President expressli^ 


HAKBLA and urging the President to , intact , 
the Attorney General and the Supreme Court and ^bust thla'isick 
organization.” He enclosed a newspaper artic le concerning 
the .kidriSPihq oC I land! l and alleged evidence 

Ni^LAbis invo lvedTI [ has been located and two suspects 

have been grrest.ed. I I is an ongoing investigation. NAMBLA . 


subject' of several investigations .including White Slave 
Traffic Act and Interstate Trahsportatibn of Obscene Matter. 

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Executive Secretariat Controlled Correap^Bence 




To 


DOJ 


Control Number 


3111136 


Subject and Date 


Date Received 


(N) 1-E LETTER TO PRES REPGPN FROM| 
luRQES PRESIDENT TO EFFECT DISSOLUTION OF HOMO SEXUAL 
ORGAN IZATION, NAMBLA; LINKED TO KIDNAPPING OF l I 

^3 


01 - 11-63 


Due DaU 


01 - 19-63 


(1) Referred To 

I; WEBSTER 


(2) Referred To 


13) Referred To 


(4) Referred To 


Interim Response 


Date 

101 - 1 1-63 


Date 


Date 


Date 


Date 


Prepare Reply for 
Signature of FBI 


Date Released 


Remarks 

RETURN ORIGINAL WHITE HOUSE PAPERS AND TWO COPIES 
iDF RESPONSE TO EX SEC,' ROOM 4414. • 


FUe 


□ 


Priority 

n (Explain in Remarks) 


ORIGINAL (KEEP WITH INCOMING CORRESPONDENCE) 


FORM DAG-47 
APR. 82 


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THE WHITE HOUSE 

REFERRAL 


OFFICE 


JANUARY 11, 1983 


-TO: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 


ACTION REQUESTED; 

DIRECT REPLY, FURNISH INFO COPY 


0 ^ 

1 


DESCRIPTION OF INCOMING; 


117526 

LETTER, DATED JANUARY 2, 1983 
PRESIDENT REAGAN 


ID; 

MEDIA; 

TO; 

FROM: 


SUBJECT; ENCLOSES NEWSCLIPPING ABOUT MISSING CHILD, 

and! 


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NAMBLA and urges MEASURES BE TAKEN TO 
DISSOLVE THIS ORGANIZATION 


PROMPT ACTION IS ESSENTIAL — IF REQUIRED ACTION HAS NOT 
TAKEN WITHIN 9 WORKING D AYS OF RECEIPT, PLEASE TELEPHONE, 

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f in the kidnaping of a New Jersey boy i 
i]way to ^hooL"; 

Investigators 


jjin Massachusetts where police found ra 


.Ftan Patz, the SoHo child who vahi^]^ 
S The missing New Jersey boy- 
identified as Charles jyy^n. 


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* U.& 0islrj»t. MaghtratejcRa 

^^-Cowen signed a wariwit^y^t^cda 
Newark for the arrest - of" Hugh h 


mtll, also known as Hugh RemiU and 


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CORRESPONDENCE TRACKING WORKSHEET 


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□ H • INTERNAL 
D 1 .INCOMING 


- INCOMING 

Date Correspondence V n , /) I , /I ^ 
Received (W/MM/DD) ^ / 6/ 7/ 


Name of Correspondent: 
□ Ml Mall Report 


User Codes: (A) . 


(B). 


(C). 


Siihlect : 

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ROUTE TO; 


Office/Agency 


(Staff Name) 




ACTION 

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DISPOSITION 

Tracking 

Action Date 

Code YY/MM/DD 

Type 

of 

Response Code 

Completion 

Date 

YY/MM/DD 

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ACTION CODES: 

A * Appropriate Action. . 

C - Commont/Recommendatlon 
D * Draft Resportse 
F • Furnish Fact Sheet 

to be used as Enclosure 


I . Info Copy Only/No Action Necessary 
R . Direct Reply w/Copy 
8 - For Signature 
X > Interim Reply 


DISPOSITION COOES: 

A* Answered 
B . Non^Speclal Referral 


C • Completed 
8 * Suspended 


FOR OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE: 

Type of Response « Initials of Signer 
Code - “A” 

Completion Date • Date of Outgoing 


Comments: 


Keep this worksheet attached to the original Incoming letter. 

Send all routing updates to Central Reference (Room 75, OEOB). 

Always return completed correspondence record to Central FlleS^flCLDEil© 

Refer questions about the correspondence tracking system to Central Reference, extJ I 

ENCLOSURB' / /S’" 




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RECORDS MANAGEMENT ONLY 


CLASSIFICATION SECTION 

No. of Additional / Ll no 

• Correspondonts: Media: I— Individual Codes: _/ 


Prime 

Subject Code: 




PRESIDENTIAL REPLY 

Code Date Comment Form 


C Time: ^ 

DSP Time: Media: 


SIGNATURE COOES: 

CPn • Presktontlal Corrsapondenca 
n • 0 • Unknown 
n - 1 > Ronald Wilson Reagan 
n • 2 • Ronald Reagan 
n- 2 - Ron 
n • 4 • Dutch 
n > 5 - Ron Reagan 
n • 4 - Ronald 
n • 7 • Ronnie 

CLn < First LMIy'a Corrsspondenee 
n • 0 • Unknown 
n • 1 • Nancy Reagan 
n - 2 • Nancy 

n • a - Mrs. Roftald Reagan 

C6n * PrssIdentlaJ & First Lady*t Correspondence 
n • 1 • Ronald Reagan • Nancy Reagan 
n • a • Ron • Nancy . . 


MEDIA CODES: 

B > Box/packaga 
C • Copy 

0 • Otticlal document 
Q • Meeaege 
H • Handoarrted 
L-Lettar 
M- Mailgram 
0 • Memo i 
P- Photo ^ 

R • Report 
8 -Sealed 
T- Telegram 
V • Telephone 
X • Mlsoellanooue 
Y- Study 







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ITOM-SEOC; -OOs KEWAKK 



Ee Newark teletype dated 1/8/83. 


Referenced cosEffimnication indicates captioned 
investigation pending in yonr office. 

In order to update FBIHQ files ^ you are requested 
to advise of current status of captioned investigation*' 
suamiary of investigation if presently pending, or di^osition'' 
if closed. 


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TRANSMIT VIA: 

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□ Facsimile 
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FBI 

PRECEDENCE: 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 


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CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 
SECRET 
CONFIDENTIAL 
UNCLAS E F T O 
UNCLAS 
Date 5/1/85 


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DIRECTOR, FBI (145-6188) 


SAC, NEWARK (145-1511) (C) (C-4) 


aka 


NORTH AMERICAN MAN /BOY LOVE 
ASSOCIATION (NAMB LA) ? 

I 1 - VICTIM- 

ITOM - SEOC 
(00: NK) 

RE: Bureau airtel to Newark, 4/15/85. 

The captioned investigation was closed in the Newark' 
Divisio'n on 3/5/85, .based on an opinion by Newark AUSA ANN 
SINGER. AUSA SINGER advised after reviewing the facts of the 
case, that she would decline prosecution for reasons of weak 
and insufficient evidence. 

Accordingly, no further investigation is being con;^ 
ducted by the Newark Division. 


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DE NY #0111 2982115 
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R 252054Z OCT 85 

FM YORK ( BQ- 1 4 5 C -3 9 2 3 ) (P) ( C-20) 

To/oipCTcJ) FBI PRIORITY 

irrfN: SUPV. I ~|- PF. RBntNJAT, CRIMES 

FBI NEWARK () INFO PRIORITY 

/ ATTN: SA JAMES DOWD 

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WORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) ITOM-SEOC, ^00: NY 





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(BQ) . 


RE BQ TELCALL TO FBIRQ SUPV.[ 


], OCTOBER 25, 1985, AND 


FBIRQ TELETYPE TO NEW YORK, DATED AUGUST 23, 1985. 

FOR INFORMATION OF FBIHQ, ON T^E WEEKEND OF NOVEMBER 8-10, 
1985, THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR NAMBLA WILL TAKE PLACE AT 142 



W.24TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 







REFERENCED BUREAU TELETYPE REQUESTS A TOTAL AND VIGOROUS 
INVESTIGATION INTO NAMBLA, AND PURSUANT TO THIS REQUEST, IT IS FELT 


SEE ASD ADDENDUM PAGE 6 


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THAT BOTH STATIONARY AND MOBILE SURVEILLANCE WILL BE REQUIRED, THE 
PURPOSE IN COVERING THIS CONFERENCE WILL BE TO CONFIRM OLD • 
MEMBERSHIPS, ADD NEW MEMBERS, AND MONITOR APPEARANCE OF OUT OF TOWN 
MEMBERS,. THIS WILL ALSO PROVIDE THE SEOC TASK FORCE WITH CURRENT 
PHOTOS OF ATTENDEES. LASTLY, IT IS FELT THAT SURVEILLANCES MAY LEAD 
TO AN OBSERVATION OF NAMBLA MEMBERS DIRECTLY INVOLVED WITH CHILDREN 
OR THE SEEKING OUT OF CHILDREN. 

THE NYO SURVEILLANCE TEAK WAS NOT CONSIDERED FOR COVERAGE IN 
THIS MATTER DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE VIOLATION. POLICY IN THIS AREA 
DICTATES THAT IF A SITUATION ARISES IN WHICH THE POSSIBILITY OF » 
ABUSE OF A CHILD BECOME S ' AP PARE NT , STEPS MUST BE IMMEDIATELY TAKEN 
TO INTERCEDE AND END ANY CHANCE OF THIS HAPPENING. IT IS FELT THAT 
EXPERTISE IN THE AREA OF SEOC IS REQUIRED TO MAKE AN ON THE SPOT 
DECISION BASED UPON PAST EXPERIENCE AND THE PERTINENT CIRCUMSTANCES. 

NAMBLA PUBLICATIQNS HAVE OPENLY ALERTED AND WARNED THEIR 
MEMBERS TO FBI INTEREST IN THEIR ACTIVITIES, AND ACCORDINGLY, AS A 
GROUP ARE EXTREMELY SURVEILLANCE CONSCIOUS. IT IS THEREFORE FELT 
THAT THE USE OF BUREAU AUTOS HAY RESULT IN "BURNED” VEHICLES, WHICH 
WOULD SERIOUSLY HAMPER FUTURE SURVEILLANCES ON NY MEMBERS. A LARGE 
NUMBER OF SURVEILLANCES ARE PLANNED BY NY' IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE 






PAGE THREE DE NY 0111 UNCLAS 

AND "CLEAN" CARS ARE A MUST. THE USE OF 3 RENTAL CARS WILL ENABLE 

> — I 

THE TASK FORCE TO HAVE 6 PEOPLE INVOLVED IN SURVEILLANCES WITH THE 

/ 

OPTION TOCHANGE THEM AS DEEMED REQUIRED. ' ' 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OF THE BUREAU,! |eNTITLED 


m 


], ITOM-SEOC, 00:NY (BQ)" IS A NEWLY OPENED CASE IN 


WHICH IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT A CONVICTED PEDOPHILE WHO IS ENGAGED IN 
CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ON A PERSONAL AS WEL-L AS A COMMERCIAL LEVEL, WILL 


SOON BE IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH A NEW YORK UNDERCOVER OPERATIVE, AS 


THE RESULT OF A COOPERATIVE WITNESS* 
ALTHOUGH 



RELATIONSHIP WITH NAMBLA IS NOT KNOWN, HE 
HAS CORRESPONDED WITH THE ORGANIZATION. IT IS FELT THAT THIS CASE 
WILL ALSO REQUIRE DISCREET SURVEILLANCES AS | | IS 

.UNDERSTANDABLY CONCERNED ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE, HAVING 
RECENTLY GOTTEN OUT OF PRISON FOR HIS ACTIVITIES REGARDING CHILD 
PORNOGRAPHY. 


THE 3 VEHICLES .'WILL BE RENTED FROM AVIS SHORELINE CAR RENTALS, 

t 

MATAWAN, NJ, A FREQUENTLY USED RENTAL AGESNCY IN THE NY DIVISION. 
THESE CARS WILL BE OPERATED BY TASK FORCE MEMBERS AND MILEAGE WILL 
BE MAINTAINED. ^ 

BUREAU WILL BE INITIALLY REQUESTED TO APPROVE THE RENTAL OF 3 


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VEHICLES FOR A' PERIOD OF 30 DAYS. 

BUREAU WILL BE ADVISED OF ALL DEVELOPMENTS IN BOTH ABOVE 
MATTERS.' 

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ADDENDUM: 


CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE DIVISION 


(CID) 




10/28/85 


The New York Office Sexual Exploitation of Children 
Task Force has been directed by the CID to give the highest 
priority to the investigation of the North American Man Boy Love 
Association (NAMBLA) . Based upon this mandate, CID concurs that 
it is necessary for the Task Force to rent three cars for 30 days 
so that they can effectively conduct the needed surveillance of 
NAMBLA members during and after its conference. 





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Teletype from New York dated 10/25/85 
Re: NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE 

ASSOCIATION (NAMBLA) ITOM-SEOC 

00: NY (BQ) > 


ADDENDUM: 


ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES DIVI SION (ASP); 


y/^; 10/30/85 


The ASD concurs with the New York Office (NYO) request to 
rent three vehicles for a thirty-day period to support the 
investigation of the "NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 
(NAMBLA)”. Currently, there are no suitable seized and/or excess 
vehicles available for this operation. The rental period for these 
vehicles may not exceed beyond 12/1/85. These rental vehicles are 
assigned Bucar Numbers 99-3797i 99-3798 and 99-3799. These vehicles 
must be rented in accordance with the guidelines as set forth in the 
Manual of Administrative Operations and Procedures, Part II, Section 
6-6.10, Page 461. 

The Case Agent should ensure that the above-listed vehicles 
are properly serviced and all costs, along with the monthly odometer 
readings are forwarded to the NYO Automotive Clerk. 

When these vehicles are placed into service, the NYO must 
forward to FBIHQ, Automotive Management Unit (AMU), Room 6863, each 
vehicle's make, model, model year. Vehicle Identification Number, 
monthly cost and beginning odometer mileages. 


R ECOMMENDATION : That the NYO be authorized to rent these vehicles for 

a thirty-day period not to extend beyond 12/1/85 to support the 
captioned operation. 





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n^octor 

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Tech. Serve. 

- - - - 

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Intell, 

Tminlrtg 


NOTE: In a conversation involving SSA|^ 


of the Criminal 
stated that 


Investigative Division (CID) and the AMU, SSA 
Assistant Director Floyd Clarke has given this investigation the 
highest priority. Based on the attached communication and the 
concurring CID addendum dated 10/28/85, CID“should forward a copy of 
the outgoing communication to the ASP AM U , Room 6863, and _the 
Confidential Voucher Unit, ASD, Room 1 388.. 



FEDERAL BUREAU OF IMVESTI GATI ON 
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jIExot, AD/idm. 3;’ 


BuO007 2920433Z 
RR Hq NU \iiF 
DE Bu 

R 190433Z OCT 83 
\ FM Buffalo (i45c,#fw) (P) 


TO DIRECTOR fieTuTlNE 


130CT83 one 



ATTN:.BROOkLYN-QUEEWS Ra 




WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE ROUTINE 
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unclas^ 

7 i) 2 




)^M ERICaN MAN/B,O^L QV£j^SpClAm ; ITOM - SEX^UAL EXPLOFTA-| 

TION OF CHILDREN; POSSIBLE MURDEp/f^ 00: BuFFaLO, 

FOR INFORMATION, BuFFaLO DIVISION RECEIVED A TELBaE i^.g)iK£RIE 

COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, BuFFaLO, NEw YORK, AND WERE' INFORMED 

\ 


that (X) 


aka 


FBI RE Na^La ORGANIZATION. 
ON OCT. 18 , i$83,| 



^ .alleged MEffiERS _0F/N0_RT_H_, / 


(X), DESIRED TO TALK TO THE 




IlNTEjfllEwED BY BUFFALO AGENTS AT ERIE 
COUNTY HOLDIJJG CENTER WHERE HE WAS INCaRCERaTED ON A CHARGE OF THEFT, 
awaiting TO BE EXTRaDITED BaCr TO THE STATE OF TEXaS 




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PAGE THREE Bu 145C-NEy UNCLaS 


CHILD pornography a^D HE 
SEEN THE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY. 
OF NaMBLa. 

ISTaTED THaTI 


^X), IS A PRODUCER aMD DISTRIBUTOR OF 
Has. BEEN IN I [ apartment and 


STATED THaT I | lS ALSO A MEt®ER 


V/HO Ov/NS THE (X)f 


, RESIDING IN 


(X), IS also a MEMBER OF NaMBLA. 


also is a Major producer aNd distributor of child pornography, 


]s,tated thaT he was Furnishing the above to the fbi in 


an effort TO~i?SSIST THE FBI aND OUR LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IN AN 
EFFORT TO kEEP FROM BEING EXTRADITED BaCK TO THE STaTE OF TEXAS TO 

Face theft charges. 

IT IS NOTED THaT[ 


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IS BEING locked IN THE INFIRMA RY IN VIEW 


OF THE Fact THaT he is being characterized as being SUICIDAL^ 


IS DESCRIBED aS A WHITE MaLE, 5'8", 140 POUNDS, BLUE EYES, BROWN, 


At A 


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request of the Bureau - bureau is requested to search above 
Names in fbihq indices. 

NEw YORK aT BROOKLYN -quEENS, NEW YORK - (D ATTEMPT TO 

Iwas Murdered on christmas day, dec. 25,' 


ascertain if 


1976. (2) CONDUCT LOCaL CRIMINAL aND OFFICE INDICES SEARCH RE 






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Page four bu i45c-new unclaS 

ABOVE Names in an aHempt to verify I I story, 

WFO ftT WASHINGTON, D.C, - CONDUCT LOCaL CRIMINAL AND OFFICE 
INDICES search RE aBOVE NaMES IN A^ TO VERIFY l | STORY . 

Buffalo aT attica, new york - upon receipt of information from 

OTHER DIVISIONS, aSCERTaIN IF | | 1S INCARCERATED AT 

ATTICA, NEw YORK and THEREAFTER INTERVIEW HIM RE KIDNAPING I I 
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DE BQ 0148 3002226 
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R 271948Z. OCT 85 


m FBI BROOKLYN- QUEEMS ( 145 C- NEW) (P) (3;Q-^)r,;.BURPAu 

T'P Tl^vtSlIGATiOH 

TO DIRECTOR FBI ROUTINE 

FBI BUFFALO ( 145 C- NEW) ROUTINE 





FOR information OF FBIHQ AND BUFFALO, THE SEXUALLY EXPLOITED 
CHILD UNIT (SECU) HAS ACTIVE INVESTIGATIONS CONCERNING NORTH 
AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION (NAMBL A) (BQ 145C-3923) AND | 

~| IS WELL KNOWN TO .SECU AS AN OWNER OF •. 








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PAGE TWO DE BQ 0148 UWCLAS 

PORNOGRAPHIC no VIE HOUSES AND NIGHT CLUBS IN THE MANHATTAN AREA 
(BQ 


P. ALLEGATIONS HAVE BEEN, MADE THAT 


HAS BEEN 


INVOLVED IN MALE PROSTITUTION WITH UNDERAGE YOUTHS. 

HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED THROUGH NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT' OF MOTOR 
VEHICLES RECORDS AS| 


, MALE, WHITE, DATE OF BIRTH 


FURTHER CHECKS ARE IN PROGRESS. 


appears ACCURATE, 


• IN OPINION OF BQMRA, INFORMATION FROM 
ALTHOUGH dated. HOWEVER, ATTEMPTS TO CORROBORATE INFORMATION 
REGARDING HOMICIDE THUS FAR UNSUCCESSFUL., BQMRA IS UNCLEAR 
regard ING 


STATUS WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND IF COOPERATION 
AGREEMENT ACCEPTABLE TO TEXAS AUTHORITIES IS FEASIBLE, FURTHER 
AS^SSMENT OFl IPOTENTIAL VALUE APPEARS NECESSARY. 


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LEADS 


BUFFALO at BUFFALO. 
determine SOURCE/WITNESS 


CONSIDER IN DEPTH INTERIVEW OF TO- 

value. 





PAGE THREE DE BQ 014S UMCLAS 

2. ADVISE BQMRA IF COOPERATION AGREEMENT BASED 0N| 
potential in WSTA(C) is feasible WITH STATE AUTHORITIES. 

, ' BQMRA, AT QUEENS, NEW YORK. INVESTIGATION CONTINUING. 

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- COKARAUNICATION MESSAGS l?Om 


DATE 


10/Ek/a3 


CLASSIFICATION 

UNCLAS E F T 0 


PRECEDENCE 

ROUTINE 


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AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION -CNAMBLAln ITOH-SEXUAL EX- 

= -- — — ‘ ■ ^ 

PLOITATION OF CHILDRENS POSSIBLE MURDER- 

RE BUREAU TT TO DIRECTOR DATED ID/ll/aB 


FBIHC3 INDICES FAILED TO REFLECT INFORMATION IDENTIFIABLE 


jillTH INDIVIDUALS IN RE TEL- 
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Memorandum 




From 


Subject : 



DIRECTOR, FBI 


AC, BUFFALO (145C-663) (P) 

ri) 


Date 12/15/83 



Alleged Members of Nort h American 
Man/Bov Love Asso ciation (nAMBL A)' 
"iTOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN; 
POSSIBLE MURDER 
(00: BUFFALO) 


Brooklyn-Queens teletype to Buffalo, date® M/ 


Re Buffalo teletype to Bureau 



1 

p/m/'iZ and 


For informatio n of Brooklyn-Q;aeens , on 11/1/83, | 

I I, aka I I was interviewed indepth by BuAgents, 


Buffalo Division, regarding possible source and/or witness value 
at the Erie County Holding Center , Buffalo, New York. Based on 
interview, it appears that I I cannot furnish any further in- 

formation other than what he furnished to BuAgents on 10/18/83. 
If Brooklyn-Queens cannot deve lop any positive , pertinent infor- 
mation regarding the murder of | | , Buffalo will 

consider this matter closed. 


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LEAD 



BROOKLYN-QUEENS 


Advise Buffalo of any pertinent information v/hic h 
has been developed regarding the murder of 



2J- Bureau 
2 - Brooklyn-Queens 
2 - Buffalo 

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Frras (Rev. 5-22-78) 


FBI 


TRANSMIT VIA; 
I I Teletype 
I ! Facsimile 
□ 



PRECEDENCE; 
I I Immediate 
I I Priority 
I I Routine 


CLASSIFICATION; 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T 0 

□ UNCLAS 

12/29/83 




FROM: 


SUBJECT : 


DIRECTOR, FBI 


BROOKLYN-QUEENS (145C-4059) (RUC) (BQ-8) 






/ 



■ALLEGE F 

- N0RTH"-XMER I C AN MAN / BO Y ^ 

LOVE" A S S 0‘C I AT I ON:'^'f(^N AMBL A ) ^ 
ITOM' - SEXUAL* EXPLOITATION 
OF CHILDREN; POSSIBLE MURDER 
(OOrBUFFALO) 


Re Buffalo teletype to Bureau, dated 10/18/83, and 
Brooklyn-Queens teletype to Buffalo, da ted 10 / 2 7 / 83 ; Buffalo letter 
to Bureau, dated 12/16/83. 


NYPD, went 

1 Police Plaza, NYC, to 


On 10/27/83, and D e t . | 

to the Chief of Detectives Off ice, NYPD, , , 

det ermine if I | was the victim of a murder on 12/25/76, 

UAA | [ maintains the ^cords there for all homicides in NYC 

chronologically and by victims’ names. A review of the. homicide 
log of victims’ n ames for 1975, 1976 and 1977 failed to discove 


or a name even similar thereto. The chronolo^g ical 

lists of homicides for 1976 and 1977 were also reviewed for tj ^ 
mo nth of December_ and failed to list a victim with a name sim| 
to^ 


Ina smuch as refere nced Buffalo letter indicated no source 
potential f o r | | , and no leads remain outstanding at 

BQMRA, this case is being placed in an RUC stat,u^ 

Q - Bureau Oc/c/j(> 

2 - Buffalo (145C-663) 

1 - Brooklyn-Queens (145C-^^^o9) 

AVMimlh 

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JAN 5' 1984 


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Airtel 


3/22/85 



Director, FBI 
SAC, Buffalo (i45G-HBM) 




LMsLEGEB iaB84BBHS OFyUSOETH 

, „.-mig/B.Qy .Levs A ssoci&^iG^i ^^BfX) t 

mt BUFFALO 





He Buffalo teletype dated 10/13/83 « 

Referenced coKsmmication indicates captioned 
investigation pendinf in your office. 


In order to ®date FBIIQ files, you are reguested 
to advise of current status of captioned investigation, 
surmaary of investigation if presently pending, or disposition 


if closed. 



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MR 25 1985 



Exec AO Adm. 

Exec AD Inv. 

Exec AD LE$ 

Aest. Dir.; 

Adm. Serve. 

Crim. Inv. 

Ideot. 

Inep. 

intell. 

Lab. 

Legal Coun. 

Off. Cong. & 

Public Aff». 

Rec. Mgnt. 

Tech. Serve. 

Training 

Telephone Rm. 

Diractor'e See'y 




a S' MAR 27 1985 






TRANSMIT VIA: 

□ Teletype 

□ Facsimile 

□ AIRTEL 


FBI 

PRECEDENCE: 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 




CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 
CONFIDENTIAL 
UNCLAS E F T O 
UNCLAS 

Date 4/2/85 


□ 

□ 

□ 


TO: DIRECTOR, FBI 


FRC 


SAC, BUFFALO (145C-663) (C) 





ALLEGED MEMBERS OF '( ^ORTHAMERTCAN 
MAN/BOY LOVE...ASSOCIATION ^^(NAMBLA) 
ITOM - SEOC; POSSIBLE MURDER 
00 ; BUFFALO 




/ 




Re Bureau airtel dated 3/22/85. 

For the information of the Bureau, Buffalo closed 
investigation in view of the fact no leads remained outstanding 
and there did not appear to be a violation. This investigation 
was closed on 3/13/84. 


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<i r^ , tfx ; >t,a^ ■ ■i . 

[SOME QUESTIONS 
AND ANSWERS 
' ABOUT 
i MAN - BOY LOVE 


1. Wkat ts man/bor her? 

Man/ boy love is a loving relationship bet- 
^Mween a boy, usually 12-17, but sometimes 
younger, and a man 18 or older. 

S ‘2- Dori 'f you mran srx ? 

Yes and no. Man/boy relationships often 
^►1 involve sex. They also involve mutual 
^^Jearing, respect, and affection. Sex is 
good, healthy, and necessary whether one 
C :a ** an adult or a young person. 

C ^ 3- /sn'f that child molestation ? 
y Just the opposite. Such relationships are 
sought out both by the boy and the man. 
} I They are enjoyed by mutual consent. 

Molestation occurs only when there's 
? force or coercion. 

^ 4. Jsn't this homosexuality ? 

? jVVell. obviously sex between a man and a 
) bo\- is homosexual sex. But many boys 
engage in such sex as part of their se!f- 
* 7 idiscovery. and may not think of ihem- 
Helves as ‘"homosexual." Many also 
experiment with heterosexual sex. 

.5. Doesn't sex ivith a man turn a boy into a 
homosexual ? 

There is absolutely no evidence to sup- 
port such a claim. 

ft. Isn't sex with minors against the law? 
Unfortunately, yes. But this is a case 
where the law is out of kilter with the 
I needs of, young people. These laws are a 
1 reaction of insecure adults to the 
imagined threat of adolescent sexuality. 

7. !sn 't homosexuality between a man and a 
j youth sick ? 

Not by any rational definition. Homosex- 
uality is no sicker than heterosexuality. 
y| What is sick is society's efforts to supress 
I and persecute it. It is truly pernicious for 
society to impose an artificial age barrier 
at which time children are allowed to 
enjoy their own bodies, as the age-of-con- 
sent laws and other laws do. 

8. Hut aren 't agr -of-eon\ettt law^ needed to 
prutict ittnn/rrtf tluldrenP 

From w'hat — themselves? These laws pro- 
leci nobody. There ts no mystical age at 
whtch a child becomes capable of con- 
senting to sex. Children seek sex with 




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adults everywhere in our society. Boy- 
lovers are usually in closer touch with the 
needs of children than the parents them- 
selves are. Law's against assault and coer- 
cion should be enforced. But consensual 
sex should be left up to the individuals 
involved. 

Aren't you corrupting America's youth 
and doing them harm ? 

Se.x harms nobody, providing it is con- 
sensual and does not result in misfortunes 
like unwanted pregnancy or guilt. Harm 
is caused only bv the use of force or by 
punishment for sexual acliN’ity freely 
engaged m. 

10. ^^'hy can't boy- lovers have sex with peo- 
ple o f rheir owri age ? 

Many, if not most, do. But there is no 
rational reason why they should refuse to 
share their sexuality with boys who want 
to discover more about themselves and 
male sexuality. 

11. Who are boy -lovers? 

Boy-lovers exist in all classes and races. 
They frequently are the men who work 
with boys, who are sensitive to the needs 
of. boys. Without them our society would 
be greatK imp>overished. 

The onl\ thing boy-lovers share in 
common is their love for boys. They are 
truck drivers, bank presidents, teachers, 
policemen, athletes, ministers and often 
the married man next door. 

Few p>eople besides boy-lovers have the 
interest, patience, and understanding it 
takes to w'ork with adolescents. If boy 
lo\ ers were to disappear, so would the 
Boy Scouts, Big Brothers, many summer 
camps, schfKil athletic prj>gram.s, and 
many male tear he- rs. 

12. What do boy -lovers do with boys? 

As in most human relationships, most of 
their time is spent in nomsexuai activities 
of interest .amd benefit to both the boy and 
the man. Sexually, they tend to engage in 
masiurbatory and oral techniques. .\ny 
sexual acts they enjoy together are deter- 
mined by the boy 

13. Aren't boy -lovers dangerous? 

Not in the least. They are aware of 
society's c,ondemnatipn ^ of youth sex- 
uality, , and of . their own vulnerability*.' 
They aJso love boys, ana oesire only to 
give pleasure to them. 

What is dangerous ts society's denial of 
young pteople's sexuality and rights. ‘ 
Because of these factors boy-lovers may 
be more mature and responsible than the 




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axerage person. 

14. It Ar should / allow my son in associau 
with one? 

Because if he wants to it’s good for him.^ 
Our society is diverse, and sexual tastes 
cannot be reduced to the. adult heterosex- 
ual married model. Boys are sexual 
beings. Often they do not share the anti- 
sexual outlook of many adults. Besides, 
delinquency flourishes in part because j 
teenagers are denied outlets for theJ 
exuberance that characterizes adolescentj 
sexuality. When sexual expression is | 
muted, delinquency declines. 



What Is NAMBLA? 

NAMBLiA was formed in .J 
ber 1978, in response to growing 
attacks on consensual sexual 
activity between men and boys, and 
in response to efforts to portray gay 
men as ‘child molesters’- We feel it ( 
is time to come back and answer 


such lies and attacks with the truth. 
NAMBLA supports consenting 
sexual activity and other worth- ^ 
while pursuits among all people. 
We have chapters in several states, 
we publish a Journal and a bulletin, 
and we hold periodic conferences. 
The next conference is scheduled > 
for June 1980. 

Membership 

The donation for annual member- 
ship is ten dollars which entities 
you to 10 bulletins and 2 journals 
plus occasional leaflets. Annual 
membership for libraries and 
institutions is $25. Those in special 
circumstance, i.e., students, 
prisoners, unemployed, etc., may 
apply for reduced rates or free 
membership. 

NAMBLA 
P. O. Box 174 
Midtown Station 
New York City 10018 





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;ORTH AMERICAN MAN /BOY LOVE 
NAMBLA) 


Date 3y 2 3/82 

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Enclosed for the Burea^ and receiving offices is one 
Xerox page regarding NAMBLA 


On 3/12/82, 


], Intelligence Bureau (2186), 




Metropolitan Toronto Police Department (MTPD) , Toronto, 
Ontario, Canada, advised the MTPD was presently looking into 
some high ranking Toronto public offic ials who were sup posed 
associated with the above association. | [ advised 

that NAMBLA was an association which prostituted young boys 
normally from 12 to 17 years of age or even younger. Based 
on the enclosed, NAMBLA is supposedly located at P. 0. Box 
174, Midtown Station, New York, NY. Information received by 
the MTPD is that the association is operating in the New 
England States and sent young boys to Niagara Falls, NY and 
then up to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the purpose of prosti- 
tution. The mailing address in Toronto is "Glad Day Book 
Store" located at 648A Young Street, Toronto . 

The ma naqgijr in the New Eng land States is an individual 
by the name ~| / whose telephone number is 


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The telephone numberln Niagara Falls, NY for NAMBLA 
is supposedly 716-282-2929 .jP&T 

Young advised that the MTPD would appreciate if the 
FBI could determine the fol lowing 

Determine subscriber information to telephone numbers 
617-542-0144 and 716-282-2929, and thereafter conduct office 
indices checks on these subscribers.^^ 

Conduct an indices check on NAMBLA, which ^s located 
at P. 0. Box 174, Midtown Station, New York, NY^^i^^ 

^ Determine if NAMBLA has ever "j been investigated by the 

fbiJK 


In view of the close working relationship between the 
MTPD and the Buffalo Office, it is recommended that receiving 
offices be permitted to honor the request of the MTPD.WQ 

UACB, receiving offices will conduct lead in accordance 
with MIOG 163-5. Results of investigation should be returned to 
the Buffalo Division in the form of an LHM suitable for dissemi- 
nation to the MTPD.^ 

REQUEST OF THE BUREAU 

Bureau is requested to conduct indices search on NAMBLA. 


LEADS 


BOSTON 

AT BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 


Determine subscriber information to telephone number^ 
617-542-0144 and conduct an indices check on the subscriber 


NEW YORK 

AT NEW YORK, NEW YORK 


Conduct indices search on NAMBLA located at P. 0. Box 
174, Midtown Station, New York, NY.^ 


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BUFFALO 

AT NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK 

Will determine subscriber to telephone number 716- 
282-2929 an^thereafter conduct indices check regarding the 
subscriber 


AT TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA 
Will maintain contact with MTPD 




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TO ; '’^6(mECTOR, FBI 

FROM ; j^AC'X, BOSTON (163-1934) (RUG) 

SUBJECT .U^NORTH_A^RICAN^MAN=/.BO.Y 

LOVERS ASSOCIATION #i(NAMBLA) 

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Re Buffalo airtel to the Bureau, 3/23/82. 

Enclosed for Buffalo is an original and 5 copies 
of an LHM reflecting investigation at Boston, MA. 

Enclosed for the Bureau is one copy of above LHM. 

For information of Buffalo Division, Boston case 
145B-792 entitled, "NATIONAL MAN/BOY LOVERS ASSOCIATION" 

(NAMBLA) was opened in March 1979 based on information supplied 
by the San Francisco Division. Investigation de termined NAMBLA is 
a national organization with an individual named I I 

heading the Boston chapter. Boston case is currently in an RUC 
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In Reply, Please Refer to ‘ 

File No. Boston, Massachusetts .. 

April S8, 1982 


NORTH AlffiRICAN MAN /BOY 
LOVERS ASSOCIATION 
(NAMBLA) 


. ; A check with the records at the New England- Telephone 

Company- revealed, that telephone niomber 617-542-oi44 is listed to the 
Glad Day Liberation Book Shop, 22 Bromfield Street, Boston, 
Massachusetts. , 


A confidential source who has supplied reliable information 
in the past to the Boston Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 
advised that the Glad Day Gay Liberation Book Shop has a section 
dealing with pedophile- material . Source also advised the Boston Office > 
that the Glad Day Gay Liberation Book Shop has been a gathering place 
in the past for Boston members of the NAMBLA organization. 


On April 22, 1982, a check was made at the City Clerk's . 
Office, Boston, Massachusetts and disclosed that a business certificate 
for the Glad Day Book Shop, 22 Brom field Street, Boston, dated 
February 13, 1979, is registered tol I, 


Boston Office of the FBI has determined that 
associate of the NAMBLA organization. 


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Re Buffalo airtel to Director, 3/23/82, Biareau teletype 
to Buffalo, 4/8/82, and Boston airtel to Bureau, 4/28/82. 

Enclosed for the Bureau is the original and three 
copies of an LHfl. reflecting investigation conducted by the 
Buffalo Division. 

UACB Buffalo will disseminate the enclosed LHM to the 
MTPD, which PD requested the investigation. 

FBI representati ve mentioned in LHM from Albany Division 
is SC I I. who obtained subscriber Information 

from the New York Telephone Company. Permission obtained from 
New York Telephone Company to disseminate subscribe:^information 
to the MTPD. 

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communication, dated 3/23/82 with results of inves tigation 
being returned ^ ■^e Buffalo Division in the form uf“Sn Lhi''i ***~-=” 
sui table for dissemination to the MTPD. 


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U.S. Departmc^ppf Justice 

Federal Bureau of Investigation 

Buffalo, New York 
August 11, 1982 


NORTH AjyiERICAN MAN/BOY 
LOVE (NAMBLA) 


A representative of the Albany Office of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Albany, New York, 
conducted the following investigation at Albany, New York, 
at the request of the Intelligence Bureau, Metropolitan 
Toronto Police Department (MTPD) , Toronto, Ontario, Canada: 

Subscriber to telephone number 716-282-2929 is 
listed to Baker and Taylor Company,- 50 Kirby Avenue, 
Sommerville, New Jersey 08876. 

A representative of the Buffalo Office of the FBI, 
Buffalo, New York, conducted the following investigation at 
Buffalo: 


A check of the Indices of the Buffalo FBI Office is 
negative re telephone number 716-282-2929 and Baker and 
Taylor Company, located at 50 Kirby Avenue, Sommerville, 

New Jersey 08876. 


33H IS DOiaiEJN'I COTTA IMS NErTHER 
RECCMMM>ATI'OiNlS NOR dONOriUiSIOTS 
OF THE FBI. IT IS THE FROPEIRTY OF 
THE FBI AMD US DOANED TO Y'GOR. AGBMCY ; 
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TO: DIRECTOR, FBI (163-51127) 

FROM: SAC, BUFFALO (163-984), (P) 

^3)RTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE 
f NAMBIS l 
FPC 

(00 :■ BUREAU) 






Re Buffalo airtels to Bureau, 3/23/82 and 8/11/82. 

For information of New York, referenced communications 
set forth lead for New York to conduct an indices search bn 
NAMBLA located at P. O. Box 174, Midtown Station, New York, 

New York. As of the date of this communication, Buffalo has not 
received any correspondence from New York City. 

UACB, New York will conduct lead set forth in re 
communications with results of investigation being returned to J-i' 
the Buffalo Division in the form of an LHM suitable for dissem-'^“ 
ination to Metro Toronto Police Department, Toronto, Ontario. 


Bureau 

(1 - LU, INTD) 

U - Legat, Ottawa) 

2 - New York 

3 - Buffalo 

(1 - 66-2506) 

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■TOV t-DIRECTOR, FBI (163-51127) ' 

(ATTN: ■•LIAISON UNIT)- ' , ! ' ; , . 

SAC, ' buffalo (163-984) (RUC)- , 

subj^t: north AMERICAN: MAN/ BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 
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New York airtel to Buf.faio, 12/8/82, and- Brppklyn-Queehs , . • 

teietype to. the Bureau, 2/4/83. ^ , , . , • . ■ ' ' 

... For- informatiph of' the... Bureau, investigation which 
was. requested by the Metropolitan Torontp . Police Department 
(MTPD ) y Toronto , Ontario , Canada. j has. been conducted and . •. - . 

disseminated to that police, department ., ■. ; ; ' 

, ; In' referenced communication dated 2/4/83, ' Brooklyn- , 

Queens advise'd ' that the Brooklyn-Queens off ice has , been con- 
ducting an inyestigation into captioned- organization since' » 
February of 19 81 .; Several spin-off . investigations , both M 
Federal' and local , have resulted; relating, tp. NAMBLA membera. 

; As a’ result of this recent investigatipn,. national ^ 

media Attention has been focUsed on>.cap,tiphed organizatio^-T'/ 
The Brooklyn-CJueens of f ice is" attempting ! to f ormulate a /A 
Sexual Exploited Child Task. Force tp;,.coprdinate local qn4io 
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the MTPD .had .been, in contact with SA | j of -ythe ' 

Brodklyn-^Que^ns office and ; had requested "his assistance 
fi,n Toronto ,. Ojdtario;., Canada ,• diie to the.', large number of 
, members in. this particular ' organization. ' . - . •-• 


I [ advised that -as. of this date,/ no 

additional ;anvestigatxon was requested by the Buffalo . Of flee . 

• ‘ UACB,-' Buffalo is Gonducting no, further investigation 
in the- -.ab'ove-^.e.aptloned' matter . ■ 


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EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN; (00:BQ); BUREAU FILE NUMBER I45-5920; 
BROOKLYN-QUEENS I45B-3B23; (OO:E0). 


RE BUFFALO AIRTEL TO DIRECTOR;, DATED OCTOBER 27, 1982, 

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ER00KLYN-2UEEMS HAP BEE^' CCMDIJCTING AN INVESTIGATION INTO 
CAPTIONED ORGANIZATION SINCE FEBRUARY, 1931. SEVERAL SPIN-OFF 
investigations, both federal and local have RESULTED RELATING TO 
NAHELA MEMBERS, ON DECEMBER 19, 1932, FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANTS WERE 
EXECUTED at MAMBLA LOCATIONS IM NEW YORK CITY, VOLUMINOUS MATERIAL 
RELATING TO THEIR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES AND MEliPERSHIP HAVE BEEN 
SEIZED, AN IN-DEPTH INVENTORY OF THESE ITEMS IS STILL BEING 
CONDUCTED AT 30, 

AS A RESULT OF THIS RECENT ACTION, NATIONAL MEDIA ATTENTION HA 
BEEN FOCUSED ON CAPTIONED ORGANIZATION, 8G IS ATTEMPTING TO 
FORMULATE A SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILD TASK FORCE TO COORDINATE 
LOCAL/FEDERAL INVESTIGATION INTO THESE MATTERS, 


BUFFALO IS REQUESTED TO PROVIDE AM UPDATE OF THE NAMBLA 
I rWESTIGATIOM BEING CONDUCTED BY THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO POLICE 
department (MTPD) , TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA AMD ADVISE IF Sa I 
I , BQ, WILL BE NEEDED TO ASSIST’ THE MTPD WITH THEIR 
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FROM : BROOKLYN-QUEENS MRA (14SB-3923) (P) (BQ-3) 


SUBJECT: NORTH AMERICAN HAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION 
(NAMBLA) 

P.O. BOX 174, MIDTOWN STATION 
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10018 
ITOM-SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OP CHILDREN 
(OO:B0) 

Re Buffalo airtel to FBIHO, dated 10/27/82. 

Enclosed for Buffalo are the orqinal and three copies of 
an LHM regarding captioned matter. Also enclosed for the 
information of Buffalo is a copy of an airtel, dated April 23, 
1982, pertaining to the captioned organization. 


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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OP JUSTICE 
FEDERAL BUREAU OP INVESTIGATION 
Rego Park, New York 
November 12, 1982 


DATEg: 



North American' Man/Boy Love 
Association (NAMBLA) , Post Office Box 174, 
^Midtown Station, New York 10018 
Interstate Transportation of Obscene 
atter - Sexual Exploitation of Children 


Information developed by the Brooklyn-Queens 
Metropolitan Resident Agency (BQMRA) of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI), New York City (NYC), New York (NY) Division, 
has resulted in investigations being initiated into the 
activities of captioned organization. These investigations are 
based on violations of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 
2251, 2252, and 2423, relating to the Sexual Exploitation of 
Children Act of 1978, 

The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is 
composed of pederast/boy lovers who openly express their views 
and attitudes in a monthly publication titled the ”NAMBLA 
Bulletin.* The NAMBLA philosophy, as expressed in these 
publications, reveal their attitude toward present state and 
federal laws relating to sexual activity with children. From a 
NAMBLA Bulletin was the following: "NAMBLA is an organization 

founded in response to the extreme oppression of men and boys 
involved in consensual sexual and other relationships with each 
other. Its membership is open to all individuals sympathetic to 
man/boy love in particular and sexual freedom in general. NAMBLA 
is strongly opposed to age of consent laws and other restrictions 
which deny adults and youth the full enjoyment of their bodies 
and control over their lives. NAMBLA* s goal is to end the 
long-standing oppression of men and boys involved in any mutually 
consensual relationship by: 

1. Building a support network for such men and boys. 

2. Educating the public on the benevolent nature of 
Man/Boy Love . 

4 - Buffalo (163-984) 

1 - Brooklyn-Queens (145B-3923) 

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conclusions of the FBI, it is the property of the FBI 

and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are 

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RE: NAMBLA 

P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, 
New York, New York 10018 


3. Cooperating with the lesbian, gay and other 
movements for sexual liberation. 

4. Supporting the liberation of persons of all ages 
from sexual prejudice and oppression. 

The NAMBLA Bulletin continues: 


"We believe sex is good and wholesome. We support the 
right of young people, as well as adults, to choose freely the 
partner with whom they wish to share and enjoy their bodies. We 
encourage and support young people in their rebellions against 
the antisexual restrictions imposed upon them by adults>parents , 
police, moral crusaders, the church, the law, and the state. We 
oppose age of consent laws and other legislation against the 
freedom of youths.” 

A review of the NAMBLA Bulletins revealed references to 
a NAMBLA Chapter in Toronto, Canada, present addr ess un known. 


a Steering Committe member in 


], was 


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listed as a NAMBLA contact i n Toronto. Investigation by the 
Boston Division has revealed ] l is 

affiliated with the Glad Day Book Shop, 22 Bromfield Street, 
Boston, Massachusetts, telephone (617) 542>0144. The Glad Day 
Book Shop has been a known gathering place for NAMBLA members, 
post office box for the Boston NAMBLA C hapter, P.O. B ox 2493, 
Boston, 


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^listed as the alternate. 


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The telephone number for 


the glad Day Book Shop, (617) 542-0144 is subscribe d to by 


Also on January 1 9, 1982, the Boston Police 


Department conducted a search of 

found literature Indicating that 

NAMBLA. I a kno%m leader of NAMBLA and resides at 




residence and 


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Rego Park, New York 
November 12, 1982 


ALL 1NFORA4ATION CONTAIMED 
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North American’ Man/Boy Love 
Association (NAMBLA) , Post Office Box 174, 
Midtown Station, New York 10018 
Interstate Transportation of Obscene 
Matter - Sexual Exploitation of Children 


Information developed by the Brooklyn-Queens 
Metropolitan Resident Agency (BQMRA) of the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation (FBI) , New York City (NYC) , New York (NY) Division, 
has resulted in investigations being initiated into the 
activities of captioned organization. These investigations are 
based on violations of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 
2251, 2252, and 2423, relating to the Sexual Exploitation of 
Children Act of 1978. 

The North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) is 
composed of pederast/boy lovers who openly express their views 
and attitudes in a monthly publication titled the "NAMBLA 
Bulletin." The NAMBLA philosophy, as expressed in these 
publications, reveal their attitude toward present state and 
federal laws relating to sexual activity with children. From a 
NAMBLA Bulletin was the following: "NAMBLA is an organization 

founded in response to the extreme oppression of men and boys 
involved in consensual sexual and other relationships with each 
other. Its membership is open to all individuals sympathetic to 
man/boy love in particular and sexual freedom in general. NAMBLA 
is strongly opposed to age of consent laws and other restrictions 
which deny adults and youth the full enjoyment of their bodies 
and control over their lives. NAMBLA* s goal is to end the 
long-standing oppression of men and boys involved in any mutually 
consensual relationship by: 

1. Building a support network for such men and boys. 

2. Educating the public on the benevolent nature of 
Man/Boy Love. 


This document contains neither recommendations nor 
conclusions of the FBI. It is the property of the FBI 
and is loaned to your agency; it and its contents are 
not to l5e distributed outside your agency. 



RE: NAMBLA 

P.O. Box 174, Midtown Station, 
New York, New York 10018 


3. Cooperating with the lesbian, gay and other 
movements for sexual liberation. 

4. Supporting the liberation of persons of all ages 
from sexual prejudice and oppression. 

The NAMBLA Bulletin continues: 

"We believe sex is good and wholesome. We support the 
right of young people, as well as adults, to choose freely the 
partner with whom they wish to share and enjoy their bodies. We 
encourage and support young people in their rebellions against 
the antisexual restrictions imposed upon them by adults-parents , 
police, moral crusaders, the church, the law, and the state. We 
oppose age of consent laws and other legislation against the 
freedom of youths." 

A review of the NAMBLA Bulletins revealed references to 
a NAMBLA Chapter in Toronto, Canada, present address unknown. 

I I. a Steering Committe member in 1980, was 

listed as a NAMBLA contact in Toronto. 


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NAMBLA RESPONDS: ACTION 


“Get the wild one.” and "We’l! kill you!” Si. 
they dcpaned, iheir car was pdied with garbage. 

The NA-MBLA group returned later lit the 
week, along wiUi David Groat, himself recently 
released from prison after a NAMBLA effort to 
free him. Groat is no» working full-time for 
NAMBLA as a volurrteer Eiefense Cororniiiee Co- 
ordinator. As they arrived in Baldwin Harbor vhi- 
second time. Groat, Fox and two others were pick- 
ed up by local police. The police threatened them 
with arrest while they ran a NCIC (federal crime 
computer) check on them to sec if they could hold 
them. Groat, Fox and the others were given sub- 
poenas to appear at a local grand jury concerning 
Swilhinbank that was to sit July 30 in Nassau 
County. Police then accompanied them to Swith- 
inbank’s house. It was obvious the bouse had been 
vandalized. Many items had disappearcad, in- 
cluding a stereo, a boat and other valuable per- 
sonal items. Police summoned neighbors from 
their houses to ask if they could identify any of the 
men. Police then quickly departed and left an 
angry mob of 15 to 20 adults to again threaten 
Fox. Groat and the others. A few photographs 
were taken for use in Gvy Community News but 
the group was unable to do an inventory because 
of danger from the local mob. They were again 
chased and threatened as they left. 

‘‘We were set up by the police,” Fox said. “One 
policewoman told me we would be killed if police 
left. Then they left! Our civil rights were clearly 
violated. We must return to the bouse and secure 
it and document the thefts so that Martm [Swiih- 
inbank] can ftle claims. The house is stUJ open to 
vandalism. “ 

Fox emphasized thar the mob consisted of 
adults. “A group of teenagers on the comer were 
quite friendly to us.” 

On July 21, Brian Quimby of New Hampshire 
(a NAMBLA member who is working on social- 
science research projects related to man- boy love) 
was called and questioned by local police at the 
station. Police told him they had been given his 
name by natioiuil police agencies. Quimby 's name 
and PQ box number were listed in the most recent 
NAMBLA BULLETIN which was among items 
uken from Swithinbaitk's home, 

On July 22. another New Hampshire NAMBLA 
member, who is also a long-time leader of New 
Hampshire’s most prominent gay organization, 
was arrested and charged with 2 counts of 
“felonious sexual assault” on a lA-ycaimld male. 
Both the man and alleged “victim” had marched 
together in the Boston and New York Gay Pride 
Parades as pan of the NAMBLA contingents. 

NAMBLA members in Michigan and California 
also reported harassment from local police. On 
July 23, John Sherman was arrested as he deplan- 
ed at San Francisco’s airport and was returned to 
New York. He faces a charge evidently related to 
his friendship with Swilhinbank. Sherman is a 
NAMBLA member who had alieiKled the emer- 
gency steering committee meeting held to discuss 
the arrest of Fox, Swiihinbartk, Ahlers and Ham- 
milJ. It is assumed that some olbei arrests will be 
made, including some in New Jersey and including 
some oihcr NAMBLA members. 


STOP PRESS!’! 

According to the NY POST, Vong-dme Nassau 
County detective, Dion Irizarri, 37. of Sooth 
Fanningdale, was arrested and charged with steal- 
ing a SCLcbannel cable TV' box duriug ibt massive 
raid on (he home of Martin Swilhinbank. 


NAMBLA takes an aggressive, activist stance. 
wi(f seize the offensive. Some of the actions 
which NAMBLA and its members will take to 
counter these unconstitutional attacks, outiined 
above, include these: 

1) 'Hie cases of Fox, Martin, Ahlers. Haminill. 
Sbertnan and the others arc very' weak. No por- 
nography or prostitution is alleged. No coercion 
or violence of any kind is alleged. The ages of boys 
aiiegedly involved seems to be 12 to 18. (New York 
law “protects' ' boys from the pleasures of sex un- 
til their 18th birthday.) Many of the boys and their 
parents are enraged at police and will not cooper - 
ate. The relationships between the men and the 
boys allegedly involved were long-standing, loving 
and caring and were with permission of the par- 
ents. 

ACTION: NAMBLA engaged an attorney lo 
represent Fox and Swilhinbank at early hearings 
(cost; $700), NAMBLA has engaged an attorney 
lo represent Swilhinbank t further hearings (cost; 
$500). NAMBLA is considering further help for 
Swilhinbank and any of the other men who re- 
quest it, assuming that the men will raise as much 
of the moitey as possible. NAMBLA 's coffers are 
emprying quickly in this crisis. MORE MONEY 
MUST BE RAISED IMivtEDIATELY. We need 
THOUSANDS of dollars. Since we have nearly 
500 members, some of whom earn reasonable 
salaries, we appeal to our membership for money 
for the Defense Fund. We assure the membership 
that we will participate in the defense of these and 
other men only if no coercion, violcrrcc or pornog- 
raphy is involved IN OUR OPINION. We will 
participate if the defense is an upfront defense 
which will stand for pride in our life-style. We will 
participate only if the defense attorneys are rea- 
sonable in ihcir fees and pcliricaL’y .«yrnpaihetic to 
our cause. Wc sucss that no final decision has 
been made to aid the defense of these men beyond 
their initial bearings. 


2) The media and District Attorney of Nassau 
County, and possibly other officiafs including 
agents of the FBI, have made clearly libellous 
suiemems about NAMBLA. They have lied. 
There is no question of various inlerprclaiioru of 
statements or facts, but of staiemems which are 
wholly and clearly false and spoken with full 
knowledge of their falsity. NAMBLA has never at 
any time been involved in illegal activities. 
NAMBLA has not sponsored any sexual or porno- 
graphic activity whatsoever, nor has such activity 
occurred as a result of - contacts made at 
NAMBLA meetings. 

ACTION: NAMBLA has, therefore, engaged 
New Y Oirk attorney Michael L-avery to sue several 
newspapers and TV stations, the District Attorney 
of Nassau County and other officials (including 
possibly FBI agents) for LIBEL. 


3) The police, and possibly the FBI. have violat- 
ed the civil rights of the men arrested, of other 
NAMBLA members, and of NAMBLA as an or- 
ganization. Aneinpts to obtain our mailiug lists 
are clearly ili^al. The harajsstnem of Brian Quim- 
by of New Hampshire and other NAMBLA mem- 
ben in other parts of the country is totally uncon- 
stitutional. The police treatment of Jerry Fox, 
David Groat and others who visited the Swithin- 
bank house after the arrests were violations of 
their civil rights, in particular the set-up by police 
of the dangerous mob atuck at the house. Media 
bear responsibility for this mob violence also. 

ACTION: The NAMBLA attorney will pursue 
legal action concerning these civil rights viola- 
tions, including possible civil and criminal prose- 
cutions. 


4) The primary purpose of this massive FBI- 
police attack on N,\MBL.A has been to smea: 
NAMBLA, to divide its membership and lo ,sep;<f- 
ai< gay and other groups from supponinp 
NAMBLA. 

ACTION: NAMBLA calls on all members to 
remain active, to report any harassmem directly to 
our hot-line phone number (see below), and to 
send immediately membership renewals and other 
contributions. NAMBLA has written an “Open 
Letter to The Gay Community” rcque.sung sup 
port. Wc hope this will be published in every gay 
publication. NAMBLA is calling on gay organiza- 
tions and individuals as well as straight progres- 
sive and civil libenies groups to sign a statement of 
support for NAMBLA against FBI and oihet po- 
lice harassment. Wc ask them to join in a coalition 
to protect the civil liberties of NAMBLA and its 
memben. NAMBLA plans rallies and demonsira- 
tions to make public our protest and show the sup- 
port from other groups. 


5) The FBI and police arc helpless unless we co- 
operate wnih them, 

ACTION: Wc call on all NAMBLA members to 
follow the suggestions in the article “ Wbai To Do 
If The FBI Calls.” The best policy is to refuse to 
»ay ANYTHING beyond name and address to any 
police or FBI agent. That is your right. As a man- 
boy lover, it is your duty. Boys should aJ.so be 
reminded that they do not need to speak to police 
or FBI. Most Americans believe they .MUST talk 
to police. Boys have the righr lO jcmair: s;Jcn:. 
boys are pressured by police and parents into mak- 
ing initial statements, they have ihe right to refuse 
to testify and they can remain silent. Even if they 
have made statements to a Grand Jury, they have 
the right to remain silent. Such boys need an at- 
torney of their own and are entitled to one. Men 
who arc accused of sex with boys have every right 
to talk with those boys and their parents — and 
their attorneys should talk with the boys as soon 
as possible. Talking with a wjine.ss is not forbid- 
den, so long as no one implies, threatens or direct- 
ly suggests that a boy should lie or remain silent. 
Rather, boys can and should be reminded of their 
right to an attorney and their right to remain 
silent. In some cases, attorneys car, help boys be 
removed from the homes of .hostile parents who 
arc cooperating with police. 


6) The boys are the ones most harmed by (he 
raids, interrogations, police threats and trials. 

ACTION: We must prepare boys and. when 
possible, their paicms for these traumas. We must 
be more careful in our own judgments on other 
wdse simple matters (telephone calls, use o; 
alcohol, marijuana, leaving boys alone at home 
neglecting relationships). One boy close to the a: 
rest of 3 NAMBLA member was found erving out 
side the man’s house. “Now I’D have to preien- 
I’m straight, no matter how 1 feel inside. Bein 
gay is too dangerous.’* We must better shield bo,\ 
from the ugly assaults and traumas. Being prou 
and gay docs not mean using poor judgment or h' 
I'ng indiscreet, 

CONTACT: 

NAMBLA 

PO BOX 174 Midtown Statio 
NYC, NY 10018 
(212) 475-0987 



NAMBLA NEWS FAIX mi 


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NAMBLA ARRESTS: THE FACTS 


Our first need is to share correct information 
and combat rumon,. The following is a summary 
of the facts in the FBI and media campaigns to 
slander and destroy NAMBLA and its members. 


In the late evening of July 11 . 1981. more than 
30 pob'ce from the FBI and 8 dty, county and state 
law agencies broke through the locked doors of a 
cottage in Baldwin Harbor, Long Island. 

With guns drawn and flash cubes ablaze, they 
smashed furniture and seized 4 persons who were 
quietly watching TV. They arrested two 
NAMBLA steering committee members, Jerry 
Fox and Martin Swiihinbank. They also seized 2 
thirteen-year-old boys whom they held by force 
and inienogated throughout the night. The men 
were also quesuoned from 1 1 PM until about 6:30 
AM the following rooming. Fox was questioned 
only by police, while SwTthinbank was interrogat- 
ed by police and by teams of FBI officers who 
rotated in 2-hour shifts. 

Meanwhile, in upstate New York, 2 other men 
-— Karl AhJers and Hugh Hammill — were simi- 
larly attacked by police and FBI as they sat talking 
with 5 boys, their mother, father, grandfather and 
an elderly aunt. They were playing whist as the 
police made the airesu. These boys were taken 
and questioned by police for 5 hours. Protests by 
the parents were ignored. One boy fainted. De- 
spite intimidation and heavy-handed police tac- 
tics, the boys provided the police with little or no 
information. The two men were charged with pos- 
session of a small amount of marijuana and pos- 
session of an allegedly stolen check. The ACLU is 
considering representing the boys and their family 
on c.ha.'’ges nyainsi the police. The boys continue 
to live with one of the charged men with the per- 
mission of the parents. 

Jerry Fox was charged with one count of 2nd 
degree sexual abuse. This is a misdemeanor in 
New York and generally refers to fondling. The 
boy involved is the 13-ycar-old seized with Fox the 
night of the arrests. This nusdemeanor charge car- 
ries a maximum penalty of one year in prison and 
a $1000 fine. 

Swithinbank was charged with a so-called Class 
D sexual felony, sodomy with a person over 1 1 but 
under 16. The person was not identified in the 
warrant and was evidently not the boy present at 
the lime of the raid. 

All the men except Swithinbank were held until 
the next morning on $5000 cash bail. This is an ex- 
ceptionally high bail for the charges involved. 
Swithinbank was held on a $100,000 cash bail. 
Swiihinbank and Fox were represented at a bail 
reduction hearing on July 13 by Atty. Ted Pinto 
who was engaged by NAMBLA. Bail was not re- 
duced. All but Swiihinbank were able to raise bail. 
Only Swithinbank remains in the Nassau County 
Jail where he has been subjected to extreme 
harassment by officials and threau from fdlow 
prisoners. Swithinbank has been denied access to 
pen and paper, which is normally supplied to all 
prisoners. Swithinbank is the only one of the four 
to have been ancsted previously. He spent 1977 in 
jail on a charge of Class D sodomy. Ironically, 
during his previous incarceration, Swiihinbank 
built a prison library for which he received a com- 
mendation from Nassau County officials. 

The true purpose of the raids became evident in 
the media and during the all-night interrogation 
sessions. Newspapers — including the New York 
Daily News, The New York Post, and Newsday — 
blared uniformly sensational and inaccurate head- 
lines; SEX RING smashed. SEIZE 4 IN L.l. 
"MAN-BOY” SEX RING. (An indication of 
some kind of inadvertent progress was use by the 
media of the phrase "man-boy” rather than "kid- 
dies,” “children,” or “young boys.”) 

News accounts, including TV — stated that 
NAMBLA was itself a “sex ring”! Nassau County 
District Attorney Denis Dillon said the men were 
“members of . . . The North American Man-Boy 
Love Association that specialized in ‘sexual ex- 


ploitation of young boys'.” 

Dillon identified NAMBLA as a group "with 
the announced purpose of breaking down barriers 
of sex taboos between men and boys,” and as an 
organization dedicated to eradicating the "ex- 
treme oppression” of men and boys involved in 
such rdationships. He and others were also 
quoted as saying that the ma arrested had met the 
boys at NAMBLA meetings where Uiey also ex- 
changed and sold pornographic films. Dillon also 
said that boys were transported across state boun- 
daries to NAMBLA meecings for "immoral pur- 
poses.” Police said "huge quantities” of 
NAMBLA literature were seized at the Swithin- 
bank home, that names of NAMBLA officers 
were found in the Uieraiurc, and that "more ar- 
rests are promised.” One official made the usual 
comment that ail this was only "the tip of the 
iceberg.” 

The literature referred to consisted of 
NAMBLA brochures which have been mailed to 
churches, political and gay groups. They have also 
been distributed at Gay Pride marches. There 
could not have been many brochures in Swithin- 
bank 's home since they arc in scarce supply and 
only a few were given to each steering committee 
member. 

The media also played up the child pornography 
angle, stating that "... boys were brought on 
numerous occasions to (Swithinbank 's home 
under NAMBLA. auspices) where they were intro- 
duced to middle-aged men who sodomized and 
sexually-abused them while videotape cameras re- 
corded the action. Some 300 videotapes were seiz- 
ed along with 50 reels of 8 mm film ...” (A/ewr). 
Other reports insisted that the videotapes and/or 
films were all “hard-core child pornography.” 

The implication was that child pornography was 
made by Swithinbank and others under auspices 
of NAJ^BLA. 

Swithinbank has told NAMBLA members there 
was not a single videotape of a sexual nature, that 
only one or two tapes included some fuUy-clothed 
boys in non-sexuaJ situatioDS. He said most of the 
tapes were full-length classic films, including King 
Kong, Barnbi and Snow fVhite. The press officer 
for the Nassau D.A., Mr. Grilley, later admitted 
to The Cay Community News (Boston) that the 
D.A.’s office knew there were no pornographic 
videotapes. At most, a few of the g nun films may 
have had sexual content, but these films were 
more than 10 years old and had been purchased 
legally over-the-counter in stores in New York 
City. None of these 8 mm films had been made by 
Swithinbank or by anyone known to him. The 
porno issue was obviously a red herring from the 
start, used as pan of the press campaign to smear 
NAMBLA and inflame popular passions against 
the men arrested. 

The report of NAMBLA involvement was like- 
wise totally false. Swithinbank had not been cen- 
trally involved in NAMBLA. At no time have 
NAMBLA meetings been used to exchange por- 
nography, information about boys or to transport 
boys (or men) across state lines for “immoral" or 
other purposes. NAMBLA has been scrupulous in 
these matters and has conducted meetings and 
social events steely in accordance with our pur- 
poses; to provide legal and other help for men and 
boys involved in inter-age relationships; to do 
educational and research work; and to work in the 
legal and political spheres for changes in op- 
pressive laws. 

NAMBLA has taken positions on the age of 
consent, on imprisonment of men for non-coerc- 
ivc homosexual activity, on the military draft and 
on U.S. imperialism in El Salvador and elsewhere. 
NAMBLA contingents marched in demonstra- 
tions in Washington, New York and Boston. We 


have been a presence in all recent Gay Pride 
celebrations. All NAMBLA'i activiiici have been 
open. Nothing has been done in secret. 

Distorted news accounts said that "a dozen." or 
"a score” of boys "age 8 to 15” were involved in- 
the alleged "sex ritig,” 

Swithinbank says that he knows about 8 boys 
who are now between the ages of 12 and 18. He 
has known all of these boys for 2 to 4 years and he 
knows their parents as well. The day before the 
raid on his home, he participated in the Junior 
High School graduation celebration for one of the 
boys. All sources indicate that no prostitution or 
coercion of any sort is alleged. Several of these 
boys continue to stay at the home of one of the ar- 
rested men, along with adult members of the fami- 
ly. Several of the boys and their parents ha%e 
indicated total support for the men and have made 
dear their anger about police and FBI harassment. 

While in police custody. Swithinbank and Fo.\ 
were questioned repeatedly about N.^MBL.-^. 
Swithinbank said the FBI agents seemed to believe 
that NAMBLA was a cover for a massive illegal 
crimioal corispiracy to produce and distribute por- 
nography as well as to transpon boys inter-state 
for prostitution. The FBI urged him to volunteer 
such information in exchange for promises of his 
release. Swithinbank told NAMBLA: "They pro- 
mised me the moon if I would simph. cooperate in 
giving information about other men and 
NAMBLA." 

Jerry Fox commented: " I ney seemed to think i 
had all this information about other men, which I 
certainly don’t have.” 

At one point, police thumbed through a card 
file to provide a NAMBLA member’s phone 
number for Swiihinbank to call for help. "We 
know all about NAMBLA,” they told him. .A 
number of NAMBLA steering committee mem- 
bers were mentioned by name during the lengthy 
police interrogation. These names were mentioned 
just in a general context, not with reference to any 
specific acts. 

The media reported that the FBI and other 
agencies had had Swithinbank ’s house and other 
locations under surveillance for at least 4 months. 
Swithinbank said police told him they had taken 
videotapes round-the-clock and they had photos 
of men going in and out of his home, including 
some NAMBLA members. Police told the media 
they had spent nearly a million dollars on this 
probe, which they had dubbed "Operation 
Hawk.” Agents said they had rented the house 
right next door to Swithinbank’s home in order to 
carry out their secret spying. 

The FBI asked Swiihinbank for NaMBL.A 
membership lists and financial information in ex- 
change for a deal. Swithinbank commented that 
he could not supply such information even if he 
were willing, which he was not. None of the ar- 
rested men had access to membership list,-. oi 
organizational files. 

Since the arrests of men in New York, 
NAMBLA and NAMBLA members have contin- 
ued to be harassed. Swithinbank asked Fox and 
several other NAMBLA members to return to his 
home in order to secure it against theft. (Police 
had left the home open and unguarded.) Hi- al.so 
gave Fox power of attorney to sell his belongings 
in order to get cash for his defense. 

When Fox and other NAMBLA members re- 
lumed to the Baldwin Harbor house, they were 
met by a group of adult neighbors. The house w as 
located in a lower-middlc-class area. The group 
quickly became hostile; they threatened them, 
shouted obsceitilies and threw rocks and eggs at 
the NAMBLA members. The mob screamed: 

Contlnu«d on Pape 4 



2 


NAMBUi NXW5 TAIX IJt} 


OomlnuwJ from P»o« 1 

tsiand, SM^Uhinbank was chargad with on« 
count of “cJass 0" felonious sodomy on 
an unnamed boy “over tl and under 16,” 
not named. Fox was char'ged with second- 
degree sexual assault, which usually 
refers to fondling, on an unr\amed boy over 
11 end under 16. All the men except 
SwithinbanK were held under ^,000 cash 
bail. SwithinbanK’s bait was $100,000 
cash! Even the $5,000 is exceptionally 
high for the misdemeanor charges involv- 
ed, but the $100,000 is unheard of. 
NAMBLA was called by Fox and Swithin 
bank and provided $700 to Alty. Ted Finto 
who represented the two men at arraign- 
ment and a bail reduction hearing. The 
judge refused to reduce bail. 

3. District Attorney Denis Dillon of Nassau 
County and other police and county offi- 
cials reportedly told the media frv sta- 
tions, New York Daf/y News, N.Y. Post, and 
Newstjay) that the men were NAMBLA 
'‘officials.” that “large quantities of 
NAMBLA materials were seized,” that 
NAMBLA is an orgartization “specializing 
in sexual exploitation of children,” and 
that the FBI was cooperating In “smashing 
a huge rtation-wide marvboy sex ring.*' 
They also told the media that Martin and 
Fox met boys “under the auspices of 
NAMBLA” and exchanged pornography 
(including sales) at NAMBLA meetings. 
NAMBLA categorically denies all these ac- 
cusations. Media also reported 300 por- 
nographic video tapes plus 50 por- 
nographic films which allegedly showed 
boys and men in sex acts, allegedly filmed 
by Martin. Later, the Nassau County D.A. 
ottice said the video tapes were harmless 
tapes of movies like Bambi, and that they 
found no evidence of pornography being 
made. Nc pornography charges were 
made. There was no allegation of prostitu- 
tion, coercion or violence. The media said 
“a dozen” or “a score” of boys, aged 8-15 
were involved. Swithinbank told NAMBLA 
members that he only knew 8 boys, all of 
whom had been friends for years, that he 
knew their families well, and that the ages 
of boys who had been questiorred by 
police were 12-1 8. 

4. Swithinbank and Fox report they were 
questioned repeatedly for hours about 
NAMBLA. Swithinbank said he was "offer- 
ed the moon" and his freedom If he would 
provide information about NAMBLA, 
especially NAMBLA membership lists and 
organizational (lies. He commented that 
he does not have access to these in any 
case. Police and FBI questioned him about 
several men, Including NAMBLA mem- 
bers. and promised “many more arrests.” 

5. Between July 20 and 22, several NAMBLA 
members in California, Pennsylvania, 
Michigan and New Hampshire were ques- 
tioned by police — not about specific boys 
or allegations of sex or pornography, but 
simply about their NAMBLA membership. 
Brian Quimby in New Hampshire had pub- 
lished his name and box number In a 
NAMBLA Builetlrt, requesting assistance 
In a research prtHect. New Hampshire 
police questioned him about his NAMBLA 
membership arxf told him they had infor- 
mation he was the local representative of a 
child rrwtesting group. 

6. On July 22, a NAMBLA rrrember was ar- 
rested ori two counts of “felonious sexual 
assault” on a 14-year-old boy who had 
been hJs friend (with family permission) for 
some time. Both the rrtan and the boy had 


marched In the NAMBLA conttngent at gay 
pride parades in Bostor* and New York, 

7. On July 23, John Sherman was arrested as 
he left a plane In California for a vacatior> 
and was returned to New York on unapeci- 
fled “sex charges.” Sherman is a friend of 
Swithinbank, a NAMBLA member, and had 
attended the emergency meeting of the 
NAMBLA Steering Committee which con- 
sidered the origirtal arrests, 

8. On the basis of interrogation of Fox, 
Swithinbank and others, a number of other 
arrests of NAMBLA members and other 
Individuals was expected. 

9. NAMBLA, at its July 18 Steering Commit- 
tee meeeting, took the following steps: 

1. Committed funds for the defense of 
Martin, Fox and the other men (If request- 
ed) during the Initial hearings only, began 
a search for radical gay or straight civil 
liberties lawyers to defend the men; 
appointed a committee to investigate the 


charges arrd ascertain that pornograptiy. 
prostitution and coercion were NOT in- 
volved; took Steps to give the arrested men 
emotional and other support. 

2. Engaged Atty. Michael La very to sue 
media, the District Attorney ol Nassau 
Courvty and the FBI for libel and civil rights 
violations. 

3. Sought to establish a broad coalition ol 
gay and straight groups to support the civil 
rights of NAMBLA and the men arrested: 
this included a letter to the mernbersnip. 
an open letter to the gay community, ana a 
petition of support. 

4. David Groat became full-time voluntary 
Defense Fund Coordinator, to coordinate 
all these activities. $70 per week expenses 
were voted. 

5. The membership would be appriseo ol 
its rights and the proper way of dealing 
with FBI, Grand Juries and other legal offi- 
cers. 


(fRfiuAPrX mi 


Know your rights: You don 't have to talk 

When the FBI comes knocking 

•) aukLXS T. WJMEl 



NAMBLA NEWS )f5 Copyright © by 
The North -American Man-Boy Love Association, 
Faii 1981 




NAMBLA NEWS 


FBI & POLICE CAMPAIGNS AGAINST NAMBLA 


Th*M are photo* ot th« chaos and vafxlahsm done oy attacitmc 
local and fadaml polica during the raid on Martin Swithirvbank's 
home In Baldwin Hart>or, 11 July 1981. After all paraona wore re- 
moved from the house. poHc*- failed to eecure the property. Nefffh- 


bor*. ervcouraged by police, looted the premiaes. A tew days later, a 
iocaJ cop was arrested and charged with stealing Swithinbank’s 
50-channal ceble receiver for his TV. 



We all knew it would occur sometime. With Reagan in the midoie and the (im)Moral 
Majority loose in the streets, NAMBLA became lair and (they hoped) easy game. Man-boy 
lovers in the United States now lace their greatest challenge. Wilt an all-out attack on us 
send us scampering back to closets and other hiding places? Will illegal and wholesale 
arrests and sensational yellow journalism panic us? In the past, such tactics were 
immediately successful. The fleffer Life Journal, the Greek Love Association and other 
predecessors of NAMBLA were literally destroyed through witchhurns and guilt by 
^ssoniatinn. In Encl^md. PIE has not yet recovered from the atrocious and barbaric 
conspiracy trials and the prison term for Tom O'Carrois. Now n is oui iur.i. 

It IS now Obvious that NAMBLA is under a massive FBI and police attack, nationwide. 
The attaci* is ti.m.ilsr to those unoenaken oy tr^e FBI against such diverse groups as the 
Socialist Workers' Party, the Church of Scientology, the Black Panthers S the National 
Lawyers' Guild. But we should not assume that we are under attack simply because 
NAMBLA has been stridently political. Police crashing through doors with guns drawn; 
slanderous and false accusations of wild and immense sex rings; whipping up public 
hysteria through witchhunts: all ol this Is not new to man-boy lovers. These have been the 
terror tactics used against us for decades in the United States. Thousands of men are now- 
in prison because ol such gestapo methods, and hundreds of men and boys have commit- 
ted suicide over the years because of the hysteria they generate. For those of us who love 
boys — and for the boys we k>ve — the United States might as welt be Nazi Germany. Our 
rights are scarcely more protected here than the rights of Jews in the Third Reich. 
NAMBLA has not brought on this oppression (as some wilt say in their rush to get off 
board). In fact, NAMBLA was born out of exactly such a campaign in the "Revere Sex Ring" 
cases in Massachusetts. There was no sex ring, and NAMBLA's predecessor organization, 
the Boston-Boise Committee, was successful in rallying many lesbian, gay & straight 
organizations to support the civil rights of men falsely accused. All bul one of the men (out 
of 24) was kept out of prison because of the activist response. 

We will win this battle, too. if we stand together. Not one man need go to prison if we 
remain united and vigilant. The temptation is great to run and hide, to fiee NAMBLA like a 
ship shot down in bailie. Thai would not only be morally wrong and cowardly, however. It 
would be individually ar>d politically stupid. The FBI and other authorities have launched 
the raids for precisely that purpose: to divide and scatter man-boy lovers who are organiz- 
ing, f( we stand together, assen our rights and refuse to panic, we can turn Ihe FBI attack 
around, just as we did in the Revere cases. The District Attorney who launched the Revere 
sex scandal was turned out of office fargely because of a gay and civil tibertres backlash to 
his rvandling of those cases. We can do the same to the FBI, FBI and police have spent a 
million dollars or more of the public’s money going after what appear to be relatively few 
and minor charges of men having sex with teenaged boys. Their charges of links to 
NAMBLA lack all credibility and can be easily exposed. They have wasted this money at a 
lime when public services everywhere are being cut. The Nassau County Jail, where 
NAMBLA Steering Committee member Martin Swithinbank is held under the outrageous 
$100,000 bail, is notoriously overcrowded and under a court order to reduce its population. 
On the day of the publicity about the raids, the New York Post carried a story about the 
murder of 15 babies in the New York area which had gone unsolved because of lack of 
funds for proper police investigation! Another story told of massive cuts in the anti-rape 
squad which made it difficult to investigate genuine (heterosexual) rapes. The million- 
dollar invasion of our civil rights has netted so far extremely minimal charges. 

There IS no massive boy-sex ring. There IS no child pornography empire. They simply 
dc no: exist. NAMBLA is a completely legal and above-board organization and the FBI ana 
other authorities know that. For all their video tapes and around-the-clock cloak-and- 
dagger routines, Ihe FBI & police have next to nothing! If we stand strong, they are the 
ones who wilt lose out. NAMBLA and our members whose rights have been violated will be 
vindicated: 



BRIEF SUMMARY 
OF EVENTS: 


I.On July 11, two raids took place in New 
York: one upstate and one in Baldwin Har- 
bor, Lorrg Island. Four men were arrested, 
including two NAMBLA steering commit- 
tee members: Jarr^ Fox and Martin Switn- 
inbank. Fox is a professor of social won-.. 
Swithinbank is an author and currently is 
engaged in legal video work. The raids in- 
volved over 30 FBI and other police from S 
agencies and came after at least four mon- 
ths of "24-hour surveillance by video" of 
Swithinbank and other men at several lo- 
cations. The raids were violent: doors were 
broken down, furniture smashed, the car 
of one arrested man was inexplicably dam- 
aged by police, two 13-year-old boys were 
man-handled, guns were drawn. 

2. The men and boys were interrogated- all 
night, for as many as eight hours straight, 
without a lawyer present. Despite this, the 
boys evidently gave no information to po- 
lice and the men were not charged with 
sex with these boys. In the upstate raid, 
the parents of the boys were also present, 
i.jpstate, the only charges were the pos- 
session of a small amount of marijuana 
and an allegedly stolen check. On Long 


Continueo on Page ? 



15 




LOVE LETTER FROM A BOY (NOW A MAN AND A LOVER OF 


NAMBLA NEWS FALL Mil 


BOYS HIMSELF) TO A MAN HE USED 



Dew Rev. 

These days ! am ioto reladomhips across the 
feacrauoQS (as wdJ as viUus them) . [ vn now . 
and guess that woold malce you is your late fifties 
or so. Why sbouid 1 remember such a detail? 
Because at age 14 or so, 1 was in k>ve vlih you. A 
boyhood crush like so many others? No doubt. 
But that lendcT age, with its tbriUing discoveries, is 
one that so many years later has retained a speciaJ 
iDtensiry. I mysdf am now past 35. and 1 under- 
stand better what those teenage sdrrings were, and 
what they might have become. 

I have learned this not so much by looking deep 
— or not so deep — into myself, but by seeing my- 
self reflected in the eyes and experiences of othen. 
Some of these “others” are boys. In many ways, 
certainly, I must represent to them some of the 
same things that you represented to me, at least on 
the Platonic side. Yet you, whom I loved, re- 
mained the Untouchable Object of my sexual 
fantasies. When I masturbated — which 1 con- 
fessed to you was my favoriw sin — it was often of 
you that I fantasized. 

It is not my aim to recount for you my life of the 
past quarter century. So the picture you will get 
will be askew. Bui it is precisely that skewed aspea 
that fascinates me the most. And you? If you are 
unable to go beyond the framework of biblical 
reprimand (“Tbou shall not. . .”), you may even 
wince at my words. (1 hope not.) Yet if you are 
able to resurrect a bit of the sentiment — which to 
me appears crystalline and pure — that attended 
our friendship, your reaction will be more expan- 
sive. You may even greet my words with humor, 
as well as appreciation. (1 hope so.) For they are 
meant with kindness, special words that have lain 
silent all these years waiting to be said. 

I have been an atheist for almost twenty years. 
So I find it amusing to see myself, under no 
external compulsion, volunteering a confession. 

My memories of you are almost completely 
taken up with moments of intimacy and sharing. 
For me both then and now, these were the 
moments of greatest sensuality, and frustrated 
sexuality. 

Oddly, the moment that seems most intense 
now was the one least associated with sexual 
desire. I was sitting alone in the middle section 
near the front of the church (1 t hink ] could still 
find the seat) during an evening prayer session. It 
was a mellow one, which encouraged solitary 
meditation. You came into the row 1 alone occu- 
pied, and sat down next to roe. I still shiver when 1 
thunk of your putting your arm around me. and 
caressing me on the arm and shoulder. 1 felt that 
you loved me and cared for me. But to have you 
caress me seemed like endless ecstasy. What got 
me most was that wonderful sense of giving mysdf 
to another, of being possessed, of being puny in 
your bands — you who were tall, dark, and hand- 
some, with a rich, full, musical man’s voice and 
naturally wavy hair. 

I don’t remember having a hard-on, but 1 
imagine I did. So many impressions collided in my 
head — friend, counselor, faiber figure, big 
brother, one who stirred special male feelings and 
promises of greata thrill, one who possessed the 
hidden symbol of this special attraction between 
males; yet at the same time, sinfnl. perilous, 
impossible. 1 found myself u the foot of the 
bridge, but unable to cross it. 

1 believe I tried, though. After all. I was having 
sex frequently with other boys (including one boy 
in the church), and fooled around, as they said, 
whh others. It was a virtual obsession to fantasize 
about sex with boys, and men. Of course, all this 
innocent sexuality got the guilt trip laid on it by 
Christianity. But 1 often wonder^ If you were 
thinking the same thing I was thinking when the 
congregation sang ”1 k>ve him, I love him, be- 
cause be first loved me.” When I sang it, I was 
often thinking about you. If me could sing this 
thinking of Jesus, bow much further afveid was it 
for me to fantasize you in his stead? 

1 was in the from seat of yom car, the bhw-and- 
wfahe Pondac. You were driving. A couple of 
ether boys were in the back, Instead of sitting hy 
the door. I sat dose enough to you — the way girls 
did with their boyfriends — to be able to rub iny 
knee against your fooefeet teg. You did nothing to 


discourage me from this rather unsubtle declara- 
tion. This time I had a hard-on. Frankly, Tm a 
little surprised that you never responded. 1 cannot 
describe adequately the thrill 1 felt at being able to 
expert tny affeaion for you in a physical way. 1 
must have resolved in my head that this particular 
sin would be benign, even beneficial, because it 
was so beautiful and felt so good. Perhaps 1 
wasn’t as biatani as 1 think 1 was. Eventually. 1 
transferred many of these masculine feelings onto 
other boyfriends. But 1 retained my sexual desire 
for you for a very long time. After so many years, 
the memory of it is still strong. 

The closest we ever came to making love was 
when we slept together at the home of some 
church member at a statewide Fellowship Meeting 
in Little Falls. As 1 recall, we lay awake talking 
about religion (what else?). The next morning, 
you fold me you had awakened during the night 
and discovered my head on your shoulder. You 
seemed pleased — as I was. i thought, how smari 
of me that my desires should follow their natural 
inclination even during sleep. But was my hand on 
your crotch? I doubt it. Yet, to touch and discover 
fhaf was whai I desired above all. J didn’t expect 
so much from you, but wanted only to express my 
affection. This overnight experience meant some- 
thing special to both of us. 

One more experience needs to be exorcized. At 
one of my intense prayer sessions, at the altar 
following a service, you came over and began to 
counsel me. I asked you what “petting” was. 1 
also brought up masturbation. I gave rather 
detailed acocrunts of my orgasm, location of the 
event, and so forth. I remember telling you about 
beating off in the bathtub, and crediting god with 
the fact that no semen came out during my 
orgasm. You were the only adult with whom 1 
could conceive of discussing such matters, and it 
was reassuring to me that you listened. But this 
time at the altar, for some reason you yourself 
became spedfic. You warned me about men on 
Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis (the threat of 
the Big City was still several years off) who might 
offer me 3(K if I’d let them suck me off in some 
bathroom. (Even for the fifties, that seems 
.awfully cheap!) Such men, you said, were known 
as “cocksuckers,” You were the first person to 
introduce me to that word u beins anything more 
than an epithet. A pity, I've ofteo thought, that 
you didn’t also introduce me to the activity. When 
I got a bit older, h occurred to me that perhaps 
you were trying to test me, to see what my reaction 
would be. I have carried around a load of guilt 
and sdf-hatied because of my benighted response 
to your revelation; "They actually do that? How 
disgusting!’* You see, I hadn’t yet discovered the 
joys of oral sex. My foolish response was based on 
innocent ignorance — and, after all, how could I, 
a good Chiistian, let my beloved pastor know 
about ail my tins, such as roy sexual activity with 
boys? Especially since I yearned to commit lite 
same sins with him. Besides, my revulsion was less 
for the act itsdf (which I’m sure I would have 


found delightful with you) than for the commer- 
cial and uwdry anon>Tniiy in your description of 
it. Still, I couldn’t imagine myself actually doing 
such a thing. 

The faa that a man might find a boy sexuaJl\- 
appealing has never surprised or revolted me. Not 
then, not now. In fact, it is quite easy to under- 
stand. And even when there is no sex at all, a.<- 
thcrc was no; in our friendship, such a friendship 
nevertheless has a highly charged erotic com- 
ponent. 

I wonder if you remember that March day in 
your study, when I was around 16, and was in the 
process of breaking away from the Pentecostal 
church because of what seemed to me to be its 
cxiraor dinary truerference in personal life. My 
theology and convictions had not changed, 1 re- 
mained a near mystical Christian, 1 have thought 
back often on that moving, yet tense meeting 
when 1 told you I planned to quit the church. It 
ended with a prediction by you that caused me 
great pain, as though a special — because un- 
spoken — bond had been broken. You predicted 
thai ] would end up everynhing “but a bum on 
skid row.” I replied that we would have a date, ten 
years from now, to see if your prediction came 
true. 1 wrote myself a memo lo this effect. Some- 
where in my suitcase full of baggage from the past 
1 have that memo still. When the tenth anniversary 
of that encounter arrived, I let it pass. I couldn’t 
see any point in remembering it.. 

Perhaps you have regretted saying what you 
did. I don’t hold it against you. But 1 have never 
forgotten it. In retrospect. 1 think 1 was stupid not 
to have kept that appointment. It is not at all my 
intention to challenge the distances that grow with 
time. But 1 do wami to say to to you what perhaps 
no other man has said: You remain for me one of 
the Influential and important persons in my self- 
discovery. You may not welcome this acknow- 
ledgement. You may remain indifferent to it, find- 
ing no chord able to respond to it. Perhaps you are 
ever offended: “By what right does he dredge up 
such ancient trivia?” By what right, indeed. But at 
the same time, I need to let you know that you 
have meant more lo me than you could have 
imagined. I want you to know that my apprecia- 
tion and affection for you have outlasted that rup- 
ture in your study. 

I saw you last in the sixties. You sang in the 
choir at a Bible College graduation ceremony that 
1 anended. You may not have noticed me. I did 
not take my eyes off you the whole time. Surely 
you had no idea what was running through my 
bead. I did a lot of reliving during that service, 
and can mnember nothing else about it. But 1 
experienced a binemess that I no longer feel. 1 
wanted to talk with you, to shake your hand. But 1 
couldn’t bear the thought of small talk with you 
either. I hope you’ll forgive roe for that, and 
excuse the effrontery of my letter. 

I wish you, and those you hold dear, the best. 

David Thorsud 


16 


N.<MBL.A. NE^ S FALL 1981 



THE AGE OF CONSENT FROM STATE TO STATE 

This is a very brief summarj'. It is limited to situations in which there is no force, 
threat, mental incompetence or incapacity, etc., yet an offense results in spile of 
mutual freely given consent, and no matter how earnestly the parties desired the 
activity. These are sexual offenses against persons below a certain age. Consent is 
immaterial, but the rationale is youthful incapacity to give consent. In New York 
lack of consent is required, but a person below 17 years of age is “deemed incapable 
of consent.” 




NAMBLA NXWS FALL 3Wl 


21 



MARK TWAIN ON 
CHILD VICTIMIZATION 

In 1905, a campaign succeeded to exclude 
Tom Sawyer and T/te A(Tventures of Hucklo- 
6erry Finn from the children’s reading room 
of the Brooklyn Public Library. They were 
condemned as "bad examples” for youth — 
what would now be called in psycho-babble 
"inappropriate youth role models." 

When asked his reaction to this bit of blue- 
nosi ng. Twain was typically direct; 

"I wrote Tom Sawyer and Muck Finn for 
adults exclusively, and it aiways distresses 
me when I find that boys and girls have been 
allowed access to them. The mind that be- 
comes soiled in youth can never again be 
washed clean. I know this by my own experi- 
ence, & to this day I cherish an unappeasable 
bitterness against the unfaithful guardians of 
my young life, who not only permitted but 
compelled me to read an unexpurgated Bible 
through before i was 15 years old. None can 
do that ar>d ever draw a clean sweet breath 
again." 


nant nostalgia” in the classic novels of Mark 
Twain and Booth Tarkington. Bogus literary anal- 
ysis aside (has Janus every really read Huckleberry 
Finnl), whai the doctor is prescribing is total re- 
pression of children’s sexuality (he fails to realize 
that children’s sexuality is a cornerstone of Freud- 
ian theory). Because of the "sexual revolution” (a 
lenn he seems to have picked up from Time maga- 
zine) children have become of age too quickly and 
this has caused a national epidemic of child rape, 
incest, drug abuse, kiddy pom, and massive rings 
of child prostitution. 

There is so much that is dearly wrong with the 
book it’s hard to know where to begin. First of all 
there is a slight bibliography, but almost no way to 
double check sources quoted in the text. Janus 
doesn’t use footnotes. He employs asterisks to in- 
dicate that a source is mentioned in his bibliogra- 
phy. This totally invalidates the book as scientific, 
or even helpful. Much of the material is taken 
from Janus’ own casebooks. Oddly all the voices 
of the children he quotes sound the same, and of 
course there is no way to check the truth. Every 
now and then he will toss out some figures (like 
3<X).000 children have been forced to make kiddy 
porn). Generally there arc no sources, or when 
there are they turn out to be police or FBI sta- 
tistics, hardly an unbiased reference. 

Aside from Janus’ own casebooks he relies a 
great deal upon both Judianne Densen-Gerber and 
Det. Lloyd Martin. Anyone familiar with the his- 
tories of these two “expens” is more than fully 
aware of their total unreliability and careers of 
self-promotion. Densen-Gerber wrote the intro- 
duction to the book. And it is not just pro-pedo- 
philes who have exposed Martin and Densen- 
Gerber. Hew York Magazine {19 Nov ’79) unveil- 
ed the Densen-Gerber Odyssey House scam. To 
present these two professional anti-pedophiles as 
uncritically, and reverently as Janus does bespeaks 
not only his biases, but also the fact that he makes 
no pretense to a scientific, or fair-minded study. 

Of course fair-mindedness is hardly Janus’s 
game. When he covers the Revere Case his facts 
arc so totally off-the-wall, so totally differeni 
from even the biased mainstream reporting, that 
they can be seen as nothing more than blatant ties. 
Revere, Janus phantasizes, was only a "branch” 
of a ’^national network of child prostitution” that 
was located in Houston. Texas, that could deliver 
"chickens” anywhere in the country within half 
an hour; better than Western Union. Readers 
unfamiliar with this material should read The 
Boston Sex Scandal by Mitzel (Glad Day Books, 
Boston). Both Janus and Densen-Gerber mention 
NAMBLA, and needless to say it is neither com- 
plimentary nor accurate. 


NEW & IMPORTANT 


The Age Taboo 
edited by Dan Tsang 
AlysoD Publications 
PO Box 2783 Dept. B-5 
Boston, MA 02208 
S5.95 

(available in October, 1981) 

Includes numerous essays and documents 
from the U.S. &. Britain from various per- 
spectives — boy -lovers, boys, feminists, 
leftists — in the ongoing debate over 
issues involved about man /boy love and 
progressive movements. Ver> importani 
collection of primary documents. The 
Hrst of its kind book in the English 
language. 


With all these gross lies and mistakes there is 
still another aspect of The Death of Innocence 
that is even worse. Throughout the book Janus is 
very careful to make alliances with some gay and 
feminist writers. He implies that while these 
"good” gays and women are against pedophilia 
(which is after all nothing but “rape, prostitution 
and pornography”) there is a fringe out there who 
arc not "good.” By ignoring the const ruciivc 
arguments and discussions that have occurred in 
the gay press about boy-love, Janus is able to state 
that most gays are appalled by the idea — except, 
of course, for the crazxd NAMBLA fringe. He 
even goes so far to misrepresent Margaret Mead 
and implies that she blamed women’s liberation 
for an mcrcasc in incest. (Janus gets his quote 
from an article in the New York Daily News and 
not from anything that Mead herself has written.) 

There arc, of course, gays and women who are 
against boy-love, and take a svong line about pro- 
tecting children. But what is dangerous about 
Janus' methodology is that he is all too willing to 
split movements in two and pit one half against 
the other. His very concept of a "split” is wrong 
headed since there are always more than two opin- 
ions in any movemctii. 

On the bottom line, Janus is not talking about 
"protecting children,” he is talking about rebuild- 
ing the family, destroying sexual freedoms (for 
everyone), installing sexual repression as a cultural 
norm, and a return to that knucklcheaded concept 
of “innocence" that the New Right is always ulk- 
ing about. You can be sure that once Janus could 
get rid of all those "bad gays” he isn’t going to 
have very much patience with the "good” ones. 
The “good women” libcraiionisis arc not going to 
fare any better because Janus maimains a wom- 
an’s place is in the home with the children: "Par- 
ents preoccupied with their own quests may not re- 
spond to children’s needs to be protected. ...” 

At the root of all these "problems” is the "sex- 
ual revolution" — which Janus refers to as "the 
sexual holocaust” — a Densen-Gerber coinage. 
But the term "sexual revolution” is only a catch 
phrase for anything that strays from traditional 
values. Thomas Szasz has referred to the psychi- 
atrist as a modern day priest. The morality preach- 
ed by Janus (and ail the Densen-Gerbers of the 
world) is.no different from that old time religion 
preached by Aniu Bryant, the Pope, and Jerry 
Farwell. 

Not only is The Death of Innocence a sham, a 
bogus "study,” and a pack of lies, it is a frontal 
attack by the New Right on the advances made by- 
women, gays, children and any other progressive 
group over the past thirty years. With outright lies 
and pandering to people’s fears Janus is attempt- 
ing to enforce God, motherhood and apple pic in 
our lives, whether wc like it or not. The issues of 
child sexuality arc unclear and difficult for many 
people to talk about. It is important that women 
and men in the feminist and gay movements con- 
tinue to forniulate and discuss our own ideas. But 
it is equally imponant that whatever our positions 
or feelings that we refute and avoid any connec- 
tion with the likes of Sam Janus, Densen-Gerber. 
and Det. Martin. Failure to do so will result in 
disaster. 


NEWS NOTE 

CHILD VICTIMIZATION 
OR FEMALE RAPE? 

A Pittsburgh elementary school teacher has been 
charged with raping two male school children. The 
news here is that the person charged is a female. 
Kathleen Harden, 31, is charged with 5 counts of 
statutory raoe. 1 count of involumary deviate sex- 
ual intercourse and 8 counts of corruption of 
minors. She has been charged with sexual activity 
with a 1 3 -year -old boy and a 15-year-old boy. Sc.x 
texjk place in her house, in her car and in a school- 
room closet. This is the first time in Pennsylvania 
history that a woman has been charged vt-jth rape. 
This is a new wrinkle in the increasing enforce- 
ment of the law , since females — ostensibly the 
objects of legal protection — have never oeen 
charged with statutory sex offenses. Which raises 
the profound questions: is this a matter of "sexual 
viaimization” of children? Or, because the boys 
are males and have cocks, is this marter of male 
rape of a woman, as the rape ideologists would 
have it? We'd like to ask the state of Pennsyl- 
vania; Which one plays the Victim's Role? 


NEWS NOTE 


CRAZED KID-KILLING MOM 
BLOWS AWAY 15 YEAR OLD 


Leonard Moeby, 15, was standing with 
friends In Queens this past June when 
29-year-old Denise Spencer, a black Queens 
mother, approached him and shot him dead. 
Police said Spencer was upset because 
Mosby has allegedly had sex with her 9-year 
old son on Memorial Day and she thought he 
should be in prison. 

Spencer pumped 4 bullets into the 15-year 
old. Friends described Mosby as much 
younger looking than his age. 

“She was the calmest person at the 
scene” sd. the arresting officer, Dennis 
Magooiaghan, about Spencer after her into 
custody. 








NAMBUl HEWS FALL IW1 


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Dear NAMBLA: 

I received your letter and was glad lo hear from 
you. 

You don’t know how good it makes me feel to 
know you people at NAMBLA are out there and 
uniting. Because of NAMBLA 1 don’t feel like a 
freak anymore. 

Let me tell you how i came to be here at Patton 
Slate Hospital (CA) as a mentally disordered sex 
offender on a 4-year sentence. 

I met Billy when 1 first moved to Long Beach 
(CA). At that time Billy was 13 years old. 1 came 
right to the point and told him 1 dug him. Then 1 
asked him if he wanted to go home with me. He 
asked me why. 1 told him 1 wanted to suck his 
cock. He said yes. So we went lo my house and we 
got down. Then we started talking and started to 
get to know each other. Billy told me he was living 
with his mother, whom he loved very much. 

Billy and 1 saw each other every day for the next 
2 weeks and we fell in love. We were totally free in 
our sex with each other and we had complete re- 
spect for each other. Billy was living for me and I 
was living for him. \S'e had all the happiness any. 
one could ask for. 

At that lime Billy asked me to come home to his 
house to meet his mother. He also asked me not to 
say anything about our feelings we had for each 
other. 

Billy’s Mom and I hit it off great. She was a big 
woman and lots of fun. But what shook me the 
most was her lover Mary. Yes, she was gay. To 
this day 1 don’t know why Billy didn’t tell me. I 
guesa that is why Billy’s Mom and 1 got along so 
well together. Nothing was said about Billy’s love 
for me but 1 was sure she knew. After all, what is a 
13-year -old boy and a 29-year -old man doing to- 
gether every day all the time? But she said 
nothing. 

One day Billy and I were over at his house and 
no one was home. We were on the bed making 
out. No clothes on. Well, about that time Billy’s 
Mom's girlfriend walked in on us. She looked at 
us and smiled and said don’t let me intemipi and 
then left the room. Billy aitd I finished making 
love, then went out to talk to her. She said it was 
no surprise, and then promised not to tell Billy’s 
Mom, From the first day I met Billy’s Mom and 
found she was gay 1 wanted to tell her about Billy 
and me. But Billy said no. 

Well, the next day when Billy and I went to his 
house, Billy’s Mom met us at the door. She looked 
mad. She said, what the hell is going on here. So 1 
told her Billy and 1 were in love and we needed 
each other. Billy came lo my side and told her it 
was true. She said that she was not noad but hurt 
that we felt we could not teU her. She wished us 
happiness and told me she would break my arm if 
1 hurt Billy. For the next 6 months, we were like 
one big happy family. 

It was Billy’s birthday. He was 14. 1 bought him 
a Polaroid camera. That’s aJ! we needed. We spicrt 
the next few days taking pictures of each other and 
pictures of us doing it together. 

One weekeivl I had to go to San Francisco to 


take care of some business. So Billy and 1 went 
and we had a great time. It was Sunday and I 
could see it would take me a few more days to 
complete my business. Billy had to be in school 
Monday morning. I had promised his Mom 1 
would have him back in time. So we drove back to 
Long Beach. 1 told Billy I had to drive right back 
to San Francisco. He did not want me lo go. We 
were together every day since we met. Every free 
second wc were together. He begged me not to go. 
1 sure did not want to go. He was afraid wc would 
not sec each other again. I told him I would be 
back on Wednesday. 

1 was about to leas’e San Francisco on Tuesday 
night when the cops pulled me over in my car. 
They asked me to get out and the^ nroceeded to 
search my car. They found the porno pictures of 
Billy and me and arrested me. 1 could not call Billy 
as he had no phone and 1 could not write as I never 
did know the number on his house. Can you be- 
lieve ihalV 1 did not kr.c-w the address and ! wa?, 
just about living there. 

Well, the police in S.F. found out 1 was on 
parole in Long Beach. They got ahold of my pa- 
role officer and had him put a parole hold on me. 
It took them 90 days to get me back to Long 
Beach. I was going crazy there. I had no way to get 
in touch with Billy. 

When 1 got to Long Beach 1 was given a Public 
Defender for the charge of 288-ChUd Molest. 

I asked him if Billy was going to be in coun as I 
wanted to see him. He told me that one week after 
I went to S.F. Billy ran away from home and left a 
note that he was going to go to S.F. to find me. 

1 forgot to tell you that S.F. sent the picture of 
Billy and me to my parole officer and he identified 
both of us. 

The court proceedings took 6 uionths and there 
was still no word of Billy. 

So here 1 am at Patton, and due here for 2 
years. 

My major concern is to change the laws. This is 
what I want to devote my life to. 

1 love young boys. For me they are the most 
beautiful things on earth. I can’t stand lo see them 
fucked around any longer. With all that bullshit 
guilt-trip. I don’t want lo see them hurt anymore. 

As you can see I want to join NAMBLA as I fee! 
I can help and I know I will. Even though I am in 
here now, I will be out soon. I will do what is 
necessary for the cause. 

As you can see at this time I have no money but 
J would like to have all the fiyers and info you can 
send me. 

1 don’t receive any mail here except my Cay 
Community News. 

One thing that would really help me while 1 am 
here is a pen pal. I don’t know if you can get me 
one. But if you can I hope. 

Power to the cause. 

Thomas O’Donnell 
3102 E. Highland Avc. 
Patton, CA 92369 
Unit «2 


NEWS NOTE 


CINCY GAY PRIDE CELEBRATION 
SPLITS ON MAN-BOY ISSUE 

Members of Cincinnati's Lesbian Activists 
Buneau voted against being co-sponsors of 
this city's 4th annual gay pride celebration. 
The issue dividing the lesbians from the 
Greater Cincinnati Gay Coalition concerned 
the discovery of a sex incident between an 
adult male officer of GCGC with a minor male 
son of a lesbian. The man. whose account of 
his difficulties appeared in NAMBLA NEWS 
#4, resigned his position with the Gay Coali- 
tion. Some lesbians demanded that GCGC 
condemn the man and man-boy affairs. The 
members of GCGC reached no consensus. 
Other lesbians sought to keep LAB associ- 
ated with the GCGC, One wrote: "I hope thai 
this issue does not prove to be a divisive 
force which wifi prevent unity in the future. . 

The gay community in Cincinnati, aside 
from constant struggle with the basically 
conservative Republican tone of the town, 
faces a county attorney who is rabidly homo- 
phobic, Gay radio personality John Zeh was 
indicted this year for reading over the air a 
satiric sketch about the use of lubricants. 



YMCA OFFICIAL GETS 7 YEARS PROBATION 
COMMUNITY DISPLAYS WIDE SUPPORT 
FOR GERANIAN 


Stephen C. Geranian, associated with the 
Greater Springfield YMCA for two decades, 
was found guilty of 4 counts related to inti- 
macy with an 11-year-old boy. 

Judge William Simons sentenced Geran- 
ian to 7 years probation, ordered him to 
undergo psychtatric treatment and forbade 
him to work In any capacity with children. 

Defense atty. Thomas Martinelll told the 
Court that a prison would not only be 
uncalled for but would be an injustice. 

Springfield District Attorney, Matthew 
Ryan, himself facing a prospective state 
Investigation for alleged irregularities and 
abuse of his office, prosecuted Geranian in 
person. Ryan recommended a suspended 
prison term and probation. 

Geranian was executive director of the 
YMCA’s Camp Norwich, the oldest Y camp in 
New England. It is at this camp that Geranian 
allegedly slept with e 1l-year-old camper. 

Large number of the accused friends 
attended the two week trial. When he was 
found guilty, one supporter gasped: 'Ms there 
no justice!" It was clear that Geranian, no 
matter his private activities with some boys, 
was regarded as an important member of the 
community. 


^ NAMBLA NEWS FALL Ifn 

“One deiendant — from Boston — paid his attorney $75,000 to 
buy him out of his trouble. The lawyer pocketed the money 
and pleaded him guilty anyway. The man got 5 years in 
prison." 


f>ew trial vtras or<Jorftd for Phlilips. The trial 
n^er /oo* place. Phitllps, originally giwi a 
30year prison sentence, walked out a tree 
man. 

The sloppiness of the cases against rrmny 
of the men was slowly revealed. It was re- 
ported that the police had carefully coached 
the boy witnesses as to thefr court testimony 
— whether it was true or not. Or>e defendant, 
Robert Lang, pleaded guilty to 2 charges, 
friends figured he had been forced to do 
this. At the time mentioned in Lar>g’8 com- 
plaints, Lang was either in Saudi Arabia or on 
Kwajefien Atoll, working security for the U.S 
government. Having pleaded guilty, Lang got 
four years probation, it wa a good trick on 
Connick's part. Instead of dropping the 
charge against Lang, since he was clearly out 
of the country at the time. Connick played up 
the fictional angle — that there must t>e an 
international angle to "the ring." 

Two of the men charged. Peter Bradford of 
Miami (FLK and Richard Jacobs of Boston, 
turned themselves in and got released on 
bail. Then took oft. Jacobs, owner of the Jet 
Spray Corp., Is said to be either in Europe or 
Central America. Once again, we see that 
wealthy or well-connected men can avoid 
prosecution (Campbell. Jacobs. Bradford) 
while middle-class and working-class men 
get roped into long sentence and expensive 
legal fees. 

Suspicions remain about what Jacobs did. 
Was he an informer? Did he set another 
Massachusetts' gay man up to save his own 
neck? A Yankee-ish gentleman, who is a self- 
acknowledged-repressed boy* lover (‘‘I would 
never do it because I knew ft was lltegal"). 
met Jacobs in 1976. They both shared the 
services of a gay lawyer here In Boston, 
Jacobs talked this gentieman into accom- 
panying him to New Orleans with assurances 
iha; New Orleans was a wide-oper. iow.-t 
where anything goes. They went together in 
Sept. 1976. The Boston gentleman, while 
there, engaged in sex with a teenaged male 
hustler — what he said was his first sex ever 
with a minor — and a few days later returned 
to Boston. Most of the New Orleans men 
were arrested just a few days later. This 
gentleman wasn’t arrested until November, 
1976. Jacobs was arrested in October. 1976. 
This Boston gentleman had recommended to 
him a prominent Boston defense attorney 
who is well-known for his contact with the 
legal establishment. *'My retainer is (2S.0CX)’' 
sd. the lawyer. Shortly thereafter, this at- 
torney asked for $50,000 more in unreceipted 
$100 bills out of sequence in order "to make 
all your New Orleans problems go away." 
This lawyer had assured his client he had an 
inside track In the New Orleans D.A.’s office. 
When the lawyer and his Boston client finally 
showed up for trial in New Orleans (this 
lawyer didn’t even bother to fight 
extradition), they were eating in a French 
Quarter restaurant when the lawyer said: 
"Oh. by the way, I'm going to plead you guil- 
ty.’’ Which he did. The Boston gentleman got 
a 5 year sentence. He served 38 months in 
Louisiana's prisons. 

Jacobs meanwhile, having perhaps set 
this guy up, was long gone. Is It possible 
Jacobs would have pushed this other Boston 
guy upfront for the D,A, to nab? Who knows? 
But remember, that in the existing ec«r>ario. 
It is essential for the cops to have rich out-of- 
town men winging In to suck off the local 
boys. If you don’t have these guys, the boy- 
fucklng looks like a hum-drum ordinary local 
affair. Each dragnet Is different in this regard. 
The climate of the times and the depth of the 
political corruption in any one burg will 
gauge the extent of the lies dared Issued by 
the O.A- and cops. Genasal, In Boys of Boise, 
quoted the police as saying that Trans World 
Airways had to doubii^ meir number of flights 


Into Boise because the BL action was so hot! 

As to those who cooperated with police, 
there are indications that at some point In 
the investigation. — probably long befo.'-e the 
arrests — John Reed Campbell had passeo 
along into to his old buddy Harry Connick. 
One reponer who talked with Campbell while 
he was in ftight and after he was returned to 
the Parish of Orleans said he was a strange 
man, sort of paranoid, vary nenrous and not 
at all trusting. But since Campbell knew 
Woodall, Cramer and Halvorsen, It’s clear he 
was in a position to tell about the parties at 
Halvorsen's and elsewhere, 

After the arrests, Lewis Siaile went state’s 
witness. The local authorities promised him 
that If he pleaded guilty to 2 counts and ap- 
peared as a witness for them, he would not 
go to jail. In typical police fashion, they trick- 
ed him. SJalle kept up his end of the bargain, 
but the authorities gave him a 15 year sen- 
tence. It was Siaile, in 1978, while appearing 
as a witness at a motion for new trial for Larry 
Phillips, who made it public that Connick and 
Campbell had been old quean lovers, etc. 

As soon as that went public, the New Or- 
leans papers had a ball with that one. The 
D.A. got a taste of his own medicine, and it 
was quite bitter. In typical fashion, he turned 
on the news reporters and their sources. The 
major source for the Campbell-Connick boy- 
friend stories was Raymond Villarubia Con- 
nick found this out quickly and rushed to ar- 
rest Villarubia. Connick charged Villarubia 
with a sex offense crime with a minor. Prob- 
lem was; the guy who was Vliiarubia's ''vic- 
tim’’ (boyfriend, actually) was 28 years old! 
Not to worry. The crazed and desperate D.A. 
had other ways. He went on TV and said the 
reporters from the New Orleans Tlmes-Pica- 
yune and the paper Itself were ’’whores’’ for 
printing the stories about his alleged private 
life. He osJiec a jury tc harass the 

press. Methinks, the lady doth protest too 
much! In 1980, the charges against Villarubia 
were dismissed. 

D.A.s, if they are to succeed, must be bul- 
lies of the worst stripe. Which always brings 
us back to the same question of how cops 
can build cases on what some boys say, and 
how do they get info from the kids? Det. Mar- 
tin, of the L.A.P.O., hangs boys over cliffs by 
their feet and threatens to kill them if they 
don’t talk. Other cops have their own pat- 
ented-terrors that must wot;k. This Is work 


many must enjoy: picking up faggot 14-year- 
olds, taking them down to the station, scar- 
ing the bejesus out of them, making them 
cry, smacking them — really, the perfect 
Other for a sadistic, repressed cop! Connick 
and his clique used alf these methods. Con-' 
nick got forced confessions out of 10 boys, 
mostly street kids who hustled and who fett 
(quite correctly) that they were very vulner 
able. Connick, on the one hand, said that 
these men abused the boys in the Boy 
Scouts while he "was the protector of all 
these boys ” 

One defendant wrote: “As I said at the 
outset, the Boy Scout label was a sham. A 
rotten piece of politics on the part of Con- 
nick. He ruined the lives of 9 men. Directly 
hurt 9 boys, and smashed a good Scout 
troop, blackening the Scouts in general. Con- 
nick created havoc where there was none." In 
the best tradition of District Attorneys. 

As to other police methods: a former Asst. 
D.A. under Connick (who left after these 
charges came down) left public service and 
became a public defender. He wound up as 
counsel for one of the accused and would 
not stand down because of a perceived con- 
flict of interests. Another Asst. D.A., who had 
left Connick’s staff, gave an interview to New 
Orleans Magazine and said that Connick and 
cops had had extensive pre-programming 
sessions with the boy "victims'' for them to 
get their lines right. 

A number of the boys have since said that 
the D.A.’s office used numerous threats 
against them. Most of the boys used by 
police against these nine men were from 
broken homes, dependent on social services 
and/or worked the streets. These kids 
honestly feared police power. And they were 
forced to cooperate. This is a standard 
feature, as we have seen, in all these "Sex 
Ring" panics launched by crooked D.A.s. 
Under the banner of "protecting the little 
children," the law enforcement agencies 
regularly terrorize boys, threaten their 
families with cut-offs in welfare or other 
payments, or actually remove them from their 
own homes and place them in foster care 
situations or in police-monitored homes. 

Senator Kefauver. with his Senate Commit- 
tee on Crime, bad a few choice words about 
New Orleans. He and his whole Committee 
went down to that torpid Southern city to 
take testimony. In their final report, Kefauver 
& Co. said that New Orleans had “one of 
America's largest concentration of gambling 
houses." They concluded that organized 
crime flourished there as in few other places, 
and it did so with the help and assistance of 
corrupt "sheriffs, marshals and other law en- 
forcement officials.” The more things 
change . . . 


Men & Sentences in New Orleans Cases 


Defarydants 

No. of Charges 

Santanca 

Boan, Nelson 

3 

25 years 

Cramer, Heny 

27 

45 years 

Halvorsen, Richard 

12 

30 years 

Lang, Robert 

1 

4 yrs. prob. 

Manors, Rbt 

t 

6 years 

Mellor, Hugh 

1 

5 years 

Pass, Richard 

1 

40 years 

Phlllipa, Larry 

- 

30 years 

Slalla, Lavria 

1 

7 years 

Woodall, Ray 

2 

75 years 





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LETTERS 


• ITS SO GOOD 

Dear Friends: 

Having rccmily read Ihc Dec. /Jan. issue of 
NAMBLA MEWS, Bosion, MA. for the Tirsl 
time. I decided to write a letter to NAMBLA 
showing man/boy love in a happier situation than 
the horror stories I had read. Although it is true 
that we must be constantly reminded of the in- 
justices committed against us, 1 nonetheless 
wanted to volunteer a cute story concerning 
man/boy love which has been just great. 

Having recently taken a position in a record 
store on the main drag of a suburban town. 1 was 
fortunate enough to establish a rapport with the 
younger boys that ‘hung out’ on the avenue. 

One night, and it had been a particularly boring 
one, this beautiful 13 year old boy came into the 
store. I recognized him immediately as we had sev- 
eral nice chats on occasion before. 

To make a Jong story short, during the course of 
our conversation. I told him ! was gay. The an- 
nouncement stunned him, but there was a mischie- 
vous glim in his pretty eyes that told me he was go- 
ing to stick arourrd. 1 ended up closing the store 
early while my new friend and ! took to the back 
of the store. His innocence and honesty — he had 
never come before — were wonderful. 

As it turned out, Kevin happened to live only a 
couple of blocks from my house. I still live at 
home, and my room is situated in the attic of a 
two-floor house with a fire escape going directly 
from the window straight down to the backyard 
grass. Giving Kevin a ride home, I pointed out 
where my room was and invited him up sometime. 

That sometime was quite soon, as I discovered 
two nights later at two o’clock in the morning. 1 lit 
a few candles, turned on the stereo, and relaxed to 
a very sexy experience. Kevin actually had srtuck 
out of the house to come over. Apparently he's 
done tnis before and it’s no big dial with hi: 
parents, He assured me that "everything was 
cool.’’ 

That was about two months ago, and Kevin has 
been coming over ever since. I’ll come home from 
a night out, when suddenly 1 hear a tap on my 
bedroom window, and 1 know it’s my darling little 
boy. 

Anyway, I thought it would be appropriate to 
reveal a so- far leirific nuui/boy love affair, I 
don't know what the future holds, but for now I 
know that HI be sitting up nights just wailing to 
hear the gentle rap of his fingers on my window. 

Sincerely, 

Billy 



NAMBLA NEWS FALL 


• BUILDING UNITY 

Dear N.AMBLA and David Tborsiari, 

I am writing to you to let you know that 1 am in 
support of your organization and its overall pur- 
poses. 

I have written several articles over ihe past few 
years in dc/rn.se of S/M and other sexual minority 
groups. Most recmilx 1 wrote an article that ap- 
peared in the May 9 Gc,v CorTimunfry ,\'ews. 

I have been prompted to write this letter to you 
by seeing a copy of your brochure that Samois 
has. as well as the copies of letters that you have 
sent Samois. 

My own view is that sexual deviants, including 
S/M lesbians, including "ordinary" lesbians and 
Gay men have no busir>ess passing judgment on or 
moving against other sexual deviants as long as 
safety and consent arc held to. 

Can you recommend to me articies which pre- 
sent the faas of men who have been legally or 
otherwise persecuted for being sexually involved 
with males under 18? How about articles dealing 
with fsersecution of boys who are involved with 
men sexually? 

I know that you have been accused of being age- 
ist. It seems somehow ironic to me. Has anyone 
pointed out that your critics are incredibly ageist? 
They assume that there cannot be a real loving 
relationship reaching across generational lines. 
They assume that the men must be exploiting the 
boys. They discount the possibility of honest love, 
affection and passion between men and boys. 
They discount the idea that the boys may actually 
be in an advantaged position or that boys may 
have the ability to exploit in some cases. 

1 hope to hear from you soori. 

Sincerely, 

Janet Schrim 


• GLAD TO HAVE MARK 

Dear Sir: 

I am s fourteen year old boy involved sexually 
with art older guy I happen to love very much. I 
am sick and tired of listening to all these stories 
about boy-lovers and how perverted and sick they 
arc. if it v.'ssr.’t for my older friend Mark I 

would probably be dead by now. 

When I was 1 1 years old my parents started to 
drink real heavy, and instead of buying fexxJ they 
bought a lot of booze. They were fighting all the 
lime, and my dad always hit me for not cleaning 
the house. One night I was looking at this horror 
movie on television and I got scared, so I went 
over to where he was sitting and said "Dad. can 1 
sit with you?” Well, he called me a little faggot 
and then took the belt to me. He hit me extra hard 
that night because the belt-buckle hit me in the Up 
and 1 had to have 8 stitches. (Dad told the hospital 
doctor I was in a fight with another kid.) 

When 1 turned 12 things really got pretty bad. 
because my mother took my little sister and ran 
away. 1 was now all alone at home with my dad. 
He got fired from his truck -driving Job for drink- 


ing, and he took out all his hatred on me. One 
night I stayed at the local library a little later 
finishing my homework, and when 1 got home m> 
dad was drunk and punched me in the face and 
threw me out of the house. I guess a neighbor call- 
ed the police because they came and locked him up 
and took me to a children’s shelter. 

I was only there for a short time, because it was 
there when 1 met Mark who was a youth case- 
worker. He was always so nice and gentle with me. 
For the first time 1 was being treated like a human 
being. Mark asked me if I would like to spend the 
Christmas holidays with him. and 1 jumped at ihr 
opportunity. All during that period Mark treated 
me like his son, taking me to the movies, ice- 
skating, football games, and watching television 
together. The last night together was very sad 
because Mark explained I was going to be moved 
to a special school for boys who didn't have any 
parents or relatives. 

Well, Mark hugged me that night and 1 could 
tell he was crying too. 1 told him that night I loved 
him and wanted to remain with him forever. 

I had to go back to the shelter, but a few weeks 
later 1 had to go to this big court room and I saw 
Mark sitting there smiling. The judge asked me if I 
would like to live with Mark for good. I was so 
happy I cried. 

Well 1 was now l3 years old and like most other 
guys was jerking'off every chance 1 could. Mark 
surprised me one night and walked into my room 
while i had my penis in my hand. 1 was scared he 
would send me back to the shelter, but instead he 
smiled and sat down on the bed and talked to me, 
Tliai night he look me in his arms and gently 
masturbated me to my first orgasm. He held me 
light afterwards and it was the most thrilling ex- 
pcricnicc of my entire life. 1 know that Mark is a 
boy-lover, but I also know he loves me like a son. ! 
am now 14 and I have a girl friend and Mark is 
very excited for me. He even gives me spending 
money to take my girl friend ice-skating and to the 
movies. 

Vtcli, Mark gets these Sulletim from the 
NAMBLA and he is a member. I often look at 
these and other boy-love material and I gei sick 
when 1 read about how some people treat guys 
who love boys. 

Without guys like Mark. 1 would probably be 
dead today because without someone to Jove me 
— well, life wouldn’t be worth living. 

I am the luckiest and happiest kid today because 
of boy -lovers like Mark. 

No one told me to write this letter, and every- 
thing 1 wrote is the complete truth. Maybe others 
can learn from my experience that boy-lovers are 
indeed the real men of our society. Thank you for 
reading this and you can print it if you like. 

A very proud 1 4 year old 
Carl 


. -'-'I- / Vs" 

March 1981: A dozen NAMBLAites 
anc friends picket and trash the Kid- 
Porn-Fest run by B.U. Nutty Nurse 
Ann Burgess and featuring that old 


pom-waver himself, Lloyd Martin. 
Mluel and Reeves actually wound up 
at the very same dinner table with 


Lloyd and Beth Martin. Kid-Porn 


Lloyd was very upset. Nutty Nurtz 


never recovered. She’s subsequently 


been read out of the leadership of the 


victimization Mafia. Back to blood 
drives tor her. She can use her teeth! 








On 13 Sept., after his private tete-e-tete 
with the D.A., Campbell pa^ed his bags and 
split town. On 14 Sept., police wrote up an ar- 
rest warrant for Campbell. The next day, Con- 
nick ordered the police not to arrest Camp- 
bell. 

On X Sept., the O.A. filed bills of Informa- 
tion alleging that 13 men — some affiliated 
with a New Orleans Boy Scout Troop — had 
been invotved in a massive conspiracy to 
commit aggravated assault and aggravated 
crimes against nature.The charges did not 
issue from a grand jury. 

Connick marked a handful of boy-lovers for 
arrest. High on his list were Ray Woodall, 
Halvorsen and Cramer. Even though Connick 
had built his witchhunt by prying names out 
of boy street prostitutes, the D.A. played up 
the Boy Scout angle, going on and on about 
how these men had organized a special troop 
simply tor their sexual pleasure. And, hence, 
the press created The Boy Scout Sex Ring, 
even though Boy Scouts were few and far 
between. In fact, among the dozen boys used 
by Connick as "victims," only or>e had been a 
Boy Scout. Subsequently,the national office 
of The Boy Scouts of America cleared Troop 
137 (Connick’s alleged Sex Scouts) of any 
hint of scandal. The Big Lie was more sale 
able than the ho-hum truth. 

After the 10 Sept, arrests, John Campbell 
pot some special attention. When Campbell 
heard through the gay-vine that Connick had 


NAMBLA NEWS FALL IWl 

“The man-boy porno shots were sent to Dallas for developing. 
The hi'Speed developer broke down. An employee saw the 
prints and made a complaint. Thai’s how the whole investiga- 
tion got started.” 

sent some porno shots of a man and a boy to 
a film processor in Dallas The high-speed 
developer broke down. An employee at the 
plant saw the porno pix arw3 made a com- 
plaint to police. 

Subsequently, a warrant was issued to ob- 
tain a trunk of Halvorsen's which was stored 
at Campbell’s studio. Police thought it con- 
tained more porno pictures. What began as a 
standard police investigation was scooped 
up by Connick’s office, tarted up, and turned 
into a massive attack on the boy-lovers. 

Four of the defendants, Cramer, Halvor- 
sen, Woodall,and perhaps Bradford, had 
known one another in Florida where they all 
had been associated with a school years 
before. They moved to New Orleans, except 
for Bradford. Most of the partying went on at 
Halvorsen’s. 

The main charge used against most of the 
New Orleans men was that of conspiracy — 

"conspiracy to commit the aggravated crime 
against nature,” A heavy-weight handle for 
such an everyday matter. 

One New Orleans native who followed 
these events closely said the conspiracy 
charge was unusual. He couldn’t ever recall 
Its being used before in statutory sex viola- 
tions. He said that in the pest, when boy- 
lovers were arrested, the charge was one of a 
lesser degree and the penalty was probation 
or 6 months in jail. The subsequent draco- 
nian penalties meted out to Woodhall and 
the others was a clear indication that D.A. 

Connick was participating in the national pat- 
tern of making boy-lovers into a targetted 
political minority. 

Connick maintained that all these rnen 
were part of a conspiracy. Only those two 
men (Mellor and Phillips) who were not New 
Orleans residents escaped being charged 
with conspiracy. They faced specific sex 
acts charges, 

As to Connick’s advantage in charging 
cortspiracy, it permitted ail the accused to be 
tried before the same judge. This turned out 
to be Judge Schulingkamp, a hard-liner. 

Through a little legerdemain, Connick arrang- 
ed to have Schulingkamp hear these cases, 
even though technically, in an impartial 
system, the prosecutor should not be allow- 
ed to select a judge or go judge-shopping, it 
was Schulingkamp who handed out these 
hideously-long sentences. Connick had said 
he would come down heavily, in public, on 
any judge who gave the defendants light 
sentences. The trickery of the D.A. was clear 
in the case of Lewis Sialle. Sialle had no prior 
record. He had cooperated with the O.A. as 
informant and state witness. A pre- 
sentencing investigation recommended pro- 
bation to the court. Sialle got a 7-year 
sentence. 

Campbell, who fled New Orleans after be- 
ing tipped off by the D.A. personalty, was 
later arrested and charged with conspiracy. 

But just recently, a judge threw this charge 
out. Campbell, in 1^i, still faces trial on a 
sex charge. 

About the same time the photos jammed 
at the Dallas photo lab, a boy scout told a 
New Orleans city official that he had had sex 
with a scout troop leader. Police began an in- 
vestigation into this. It turned out that this 
alleged boy victim had been one of John 
Reed Campbell's models for the Huck 
Finn/Tom Sawyer Life-On-The-Mississippi 
series. 

Police said they took statements from 3 
other boys. These boys linked Halvorsen and 
Lang to sex activity. It was 9 Sept. 1976 when 
police looked through Campbell’s studio for 
Halvorsen's and Lang's suitcases which they 
had heard were stored there.. On 10 Sept , 
police arrested Halvorsen, Woodall and one 
other. Campbell was not a suspect then. 



Campbell in Yuma, Arizona Campbell was 
returned to New Orleans. The conspiracy 
charge against him was dropped. And he re- 
mains in that city, busy painting and hoping 
his buddy Cortnick will drop the remaining 
boy-charge he still faces. 


“John Reed Campbell is one of New Orleans’ most successful 
painters. He was also a backer of D.A. Harry Connick — and 
perhaps a former lover. When Campbell heard he was about to 
be arrested on a sex charge, he met with the D.A. personally 
and then left town. Special favors for special friends.” 


him on a list for arrest, Campoeii cailed Con- 
nick's office and set up a meeting. Campbell 
went to the D.A.’s office and met with Con- 
nick and his first assistant. No one has 
disclosed what was discussed in this private 
session. The result, however, was that Camp 
bell fled New Orleans within 2 days. He 
travelled around the country and finally set- 
tled in Yuma. Arizona, where he continued to 
paint, shipping the product off to New 
Orleans for sale. This was the fall of 1976. 

After he fled charges were filed against 
him and he was declared a fugitive from 
justice. It was later learned that Connick — 
who had won reelection in 1977 — hadn't put 
Campbell’s name in the National Crime infor- 
mation Computer (NCIC) until Jate 1979. 
Unless the status of fugitivlty is pumped into 
the NCIC, it’s virtually impossible to catch a 
fugitive from one state If he fs hiding in an- 
other state. Many suspect that was 
Connick's purpose. 

After Connick was exposed on this lapse, 
he put Campbell’s information Into NCIC. 
Shortly (hereafter, Campbell was arrested in 
Arizona — on a tip from postal authorities — 
and returned to New Orleans. 

One of those arrested by Connick in this 
witchhunt and sent to prison, wrote a 
memorandum to the court about Connick’s 
relationship with Campbell. He wrote: 
‘‘Either Halvorsen or Woodall told me that 
Campbell and Connick were former homo- 
sexual lovers and had been in business to- 
gether. ( though they were putting me on but 
I saw Campbell was grinning ear to ear and 
he responded that he and Connick used to be 
lovers and that they did operate a health spa 
and a physique magazine business. Camp- 
belf told me that he and Connick were tight, 
and that he had some action photos of them 
in sexual acts and that If t did not believe 
him, he would show them to me. I was only in 


New Or1ear»s two nights and did nol see 
Campbell again and did not see the pictures. 
I have no reason not to believe Mr. Campbell. 
. . . Campbell told me much more but i 
definitely remember him saying that ne and 
Connick were lovers, that he had action pic- 
tures to prove this, that Connick had a pood 
ass and he used to fuck the shit out of him." 

Campbell, after his 1979 arrest and reiurn- 
to New Orleans, publicly denied reports of in- 
timacy with the D.A. 

What has been suggested is that Connick. 
even while in the crucible of whipping up this 
witchhunt, managed to tip off his old friend 
and campaign contributor so he could split 
town, it was not revealed if any money chang- 
ed hands for this information. 

As to what was behind this crazy spasm of 
anti-gay and anti-BL panic, defendant Rich- 
ard Halvorsen wrote; "No one but Harry Con- 
nick. One reason is obvious. He was running 
for reelection. He got it. Another reason is 
his own gayness. By directing an attack on 
the gays, he took the spotlight off himseil. 
He must have been aware he was suspect. A 
woman Asst. D.A., who has since gone into 
private practice, Ms. Bane, told me that she 
and others have heard stories of Connick's 
being gay long before these cases broke." 

Larry Joe Phifiips, who is now out of prison 
and living in Georgia, was tried because one 
boy allegedly named him as a sex partner, in 
fact, the boy had named two other men but 
not Phillips. And the state and Connick had 
defiberately withheld exculpatory evidence 
from Phillips and his attorney. 

The alleged victim, Danny Karlsen, told 
police that he had had sex with Phillips in 
New Orleans. But Karlsen was in St. Louis ai 
that time with another man. It was Phillips's 
court-appointed attorney, Richard Stricks. 
who, in the midst of these sensational charg- 
es, fought hard for his client. As a result, a 


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Harry Connick, D.A. for the partsh of Orleans 
since 1973. is f>e enforcing the taw against 
boy-lovers to hide his own gay past? 



THE 1976 NEW ORLEANS BOY-LOVE BUST: 
IT GOES ON & ON 


**A long-time resident in that city had this to say about New 
Orleans: *As far as politics goes, New Orleans is a banana 
republic’.” 


by Cincinnatu^ 

In the past 10 years, there have been 
enough anff-pedo dragnets by various crooi^ 
ed cops and dernenied, power-hungry D.A.s 
that a pattern to their assaults has emerged. 

The bones of this pattern were first visible 
in John Gerassi’s acooi^t of a similar scan- 
dal in Mormon-ridden Idaho In The Boys of 
Boise. But further practice has put flesh on 
this skeleton of a witchhunt scenario. As 
recently as this summer, we’ve watched the 
same tired script unfold on Long lslar>d with 
the raid on Martin Swithinbank's home and 
the attack on NAMBLA. 

There are 3 essential compor^ents required 
for a “successful" police and official panic. 
Their goal is to pre/udice the public through 
outrageous headlines and stories and force 
those arrested to plead guilty, plea bargain, 
or inform for the state to continue the witch- 
hunt. 

First, all sexual activity between men and 
teens must be characterized as “a ring." 

Secondly, activity must be said to be so 
rare and hard to find that men from all over 
the world are winging in to this town to de- 
bauch and sexually abuse poor young boys. 
Money is said to be no problem as long as 
the men can get the boys. The boys in each 
locality where a witchhunt occurs are depict- 
ed as $0 luscious and special that they draw 
men from ail over. They must be juicy and fill- 
ed with hot cum. 

The motives of the men must be clearly 
portrayed as malevolent and anti-Christian. 
The men are said to be shipping the boys 
around (often using credit card accounts), 
drugging them, using them for pom, prostitu- 
tion, to snooker in new recruits, etc. If lucky, 
the cops will really hit paydirt and say that 
the men, after sucking the boys dry, kill 
them. Cops have wet dreams over discover- 
ing a man-boy murder ring! Sort of like The 
Marines! 

Yet each p»articular anti-BL witchhunt has 
its own twists. A regular tidbit thrown in is 
that, since no red-blooded AmerlKan lad 
would ever make It with a 6L, the “abused" 
boys must be characterized as somewhat re- 
tarded, or at feast simplo-minded and pliable 
to the predatory wishes of rich outsiders. 
This stuff really packages well, and the press 
can swallow it whole for days without ever 
burping up one question. 

With these three essentials in place, the 
cops can sweep in and arrest as many as 
they choose, ruining careers, fives, smashing 
families, homes, etc. Just for that headline 
and possible promotion. 

That these "ring” charges usually fall apart 
under public scrutiny or in court means little. 
If each crooked D.A. has his way, there wilt 


be no public scrutiny, and when they get to 
court, it will only be to plead guilty and take 
the outrageous sentence. Evidence for sex 
charges is something publicity-loving D.A.s 
have scant use tor. 

New Orleans, in 1976, wont through just 
such 8 spasm. 

New Orleans. Some have written about 
this city as though it were a separate country, 
cut off from the rest of the U.S. by its water 
defined geography. Some say It has man- 
ners, customs and legal practices all Its own. 

Surely, In this fraud-ridden land, no city 
has a monopoly on public malfeasance and 
political corruption. Yet. If there were a con- 
test, the city of New Orleans would be a top 
finalist. .A long time resident had this to say 
about New Orleans politics; "As tar as poli- 
tics goes. New Orlear>s is a banana 
republic." 

The current D.A. there is a young man nam- 
ed Harry Connick. He repfaced Jim Garrison 
who is now a state judge. 

Garrison came to fame as a result of an in- 
vestigation he undertook to find out who kill- 
ed JFK. When his chief suspect — a strange 
little quean by the name of David Ferrie — up 
and died on him. Garrison, feeling the heal 
from the press to make his case, indictee 
Clay Shaw tor conspiracy in the JFK kill. 

Shaw was a playwright, an early gentrifier 
in real estate, and retired director of the Inter- 
national Trade Mart. 

Shaw was also homosexual. Garrison kept 
Shaw under indictment for two years. Gar- 
rison stirred up the homophobic angle to the 
Kennedy Assassination and ruined poor 
Shaw. It was an outrage even the abuse- 
inured New Orleans people found too hard to 
take. 

Garrison himself made headlles when a 
father accused Garrison of sexuat assault 
upon the man’s 12-year-old son at the New 
Orleans Athletic Club. No charges devel- 
oped. Garrison was later indicted by the Feds 
for taking illegal pinball machine kickbacks. 
He beat the rap. Garrison lived next door to 
Carlos Marcello, the reputed crime boss of 
New Orleans. Garrison repeatedly denied any 
presence of organized crime in that city. Gar- 
rison now disp>enses Justice — or perhaps 
sells it. 

Harry Connick first ran for the D.A.’s office 
in 1969. He lost to Garrison by Just a few 
votes. In 1973, he had better luck; he won. in 
1978, he got his 4- year term extended to 6 
years. He doesn’t face the voters until 1984 
Harry Connick has followed in the foot- 
prints of Big Jim. Sometime in 1976, Connick 
got the bee in his bonnet to go after the boy- 
lovers. His witchhunt became the paradigm 


for future anti-pedo dragnets. 

One strong lead as to Connick’s motiva- 
tion for this anti-gay and anti-BL witchhunt 
comes from his own past. This leads us right 
to one of the interesting angles in the case. 

One of the more famous and successful 
naturalist painters in New Orleans is a 
gentleman named John Reed Campbell. 
Campbell’s work Is a staple at New Orleans 
galleries. Years back, Campbell had run a 
male health club. One person familiar with 
this club wrote: “At one time in the ’40s and 
'50s, Mr. Campbell had a health club at 732 
Lake Ave. in Metairie. His healthfyouth club 
was attended by many youths from nearby 
Lakeview. Harry Connick was among the 
membership. Physical exercise and photog- 
raphy were the keystone o< the youth club. 
... An inner circle developed among the- 
membership” which used to engage in 
mutual masturbation, sucking and fucking. 
And photos were taken. “These activities got 
out of hand, and Campbell decided to dis- 
band the club. Campbell was known lo have 
trunkloads of photographs in his personal 
collection which he processed in his studio 
and from which copies were made and sold 
to colfectors nationwide through ads placed 
in his own publications." 

In the ’60s, Campbell launched an art and 
physique magazine. Some of the health club 
photos made their way into print. 

After Clay Shaw was arrested, Campbell, 
who knew Shaw, was queried. His gay phy- 
sique mag folded. But came the 1976 Bicen- 
tennial celebration and Campbell developed 
the idea of tying in his painting with the 
hoopla. He advertised for young male models 
to pose for his series of Tom Sawyer/Huck 
Finn paintings. One report had it that Camp- 
bell even cleared his soliciting newspaper ad 
copy with Connick before it ran. Some time 
earlier, Campbell had been commissioned by 
the Boy Scouts of America to paint a targe 
canvas filled with boy scouts. This he did. 
One rumor has il that Campbell used an old 
photo of a younger Harry Connick as the 
model tor one of the prettier faces in the 
work. 

Campbell was close to the D.A, in several 
regards. He counted himself as a political 
supporter. Campbell said he had painted 
targe campaign signs for Connick’s success- 
ful election bid. This work was worth about 
$2000. He also said he bought $1000 worth of 
benefit tickets to help wipe out Connick's 
campaign debts. 

How did Connick wind up arresting so 
many men under the sensational (and false) 
scare of "a Boy Scout Sex Ring"? 

One gentfeman, Cramer, had apparently 


NAMBLA SITWS FALL 


11 


would odJ>- hive skimmed through it when it arriv- 
ed. Furthermore, in a three month period Darid 
distributed at least four hundred letters amongst 
the Committee, yet he was assumed to have re- 
membered the precise wording of only Hve letters 
which had been sent to PIE over a period of two 
years. So much for the alleged conspiracy! 

In ibc face of such iririaJ evidence, why did the 
jury at the second trial unanimously con via Tom, 
especially when there are good grounds for believ- 
ing that at the first trial a majority were in favour 
of acduiital? Perhaps it was partly because the 
second jury were generally oldci and more set in 
their views. Perhaps they simply lacked ibe 
intcUeciual capacity to understand a law which 
even Iaw 7 crs find extremely complex, and fell 
back on the notion that the State would not spend 
TWO years and hundreds of thousands of pounds 
unless somebody were guilty of something. But, in 
my view, the crucial difference between the two 
trials was due to an apparent turn of face by Judge 
Leonard. In the first trial be had restricted the 
showing of child pom magazines, relating to the 
lesser charge, allowing the jury to see only the 
front covers. His reason was that the jury's verdict 
would be unfairly prejudiced against the defend- 
ants if they saw ail the conients. Doubtless true! 
Exposure of sexually explicit photographs of chil- 
dren to a British jury , conditioned to believe in the 
myth of children's sexual innocence, must be trau- 
matic, and any rational verdict would fly out of 
the window. Yet Judge Leonard did precisely this 
at the second trial, allowing the Prosecuting 
Counsel to show twelve magazines to the jury. Ail 
this was irrelevant to the more serious charge, of 
course, but it could scarcely have failed to have a 
damaging effect on the jury's minds. 

On Friday 13ih March, 1 98 1 , Tom was sentenced 
to two years imprisonmem. and sent to one of 
London's more notorious prisons. Wormwood 
Scrubs, where he remains at time of writing (30th 
May). He is in solitary confinement, and will re- 
main segregated from the rest of the prison popu- 
lation for the rest of his sentence. He is locked in 
his cell for twenty three hours a day, but is allowed 
10 spend one hour on exerrise with other segre- 
gated prisoners provided it doesn’t rain! On ad- 
vice from his solicitor, he will not appeal against 
the sentence. He is allowed to receive lettCTS from 
personal friends only. His own letters are limited 
to two a week, one of which he must pay for, and 
he is allowed visits twice a mouth. All leners are 
strictly censored, contrary to a decision by the 
European Commission for Human Rights. We 
have succeeded in getting through some books, a 
radio, a regular subscription to a newspaper, and 
some money, but, as yet, very little else. The 
prison authorities have arbitrarily refused a 
number of items without expianation. f visited 
Tom some days ago. and he was very cheerful and 
said he felt well, but he had lost a lot of weight. As 
a result of the massive press publicity he is well- 
known to the other prisoners, and has had threats, 
verbal abuse, and one half-hearted attempt at 
physical assault. But he feels he can cope with 
these difficulties. 

Tom and Michael DagnaU face anotha, even- 
more preposterous charge, conspiracy to commit 
gross indecency. The substance of the charge, for 
what it is worth, is that they were seen with rwc 
boys shortly before the second trial. In fact, the 
four had struck up a friendship ai a local swim- 
ming baths, had then gone roller-skating two days 
later, and had planned to go horse-riding the 
following weekend, subject to the parents' ap- 
proval. Nobody has alleged that any Indecency ac- 
tually occurred, or was ever attempted, only that 
Tom and Michael must have intended to commit 
gross indecency. BECAUSE THEY AJIE PAE- 
DOPHILE! The fact that there was no complaim 
from the boys or tbciT parents, that there is ab- 
solutely DO substantive evidence to isulicate that 
Tom and Michael had planned anything illegal at 
all, and that Detective Sergeant Brian Collins, 
who was responsible for the PIE investigation, 
was driven 60 miles to observe the airests, because 
"be was interested,” smacks of outright police 
harassment, and more. The implications of a suc- 
cessful prosecution will be horrifying for paedo- 
philes in the UK. Any two paedophiles ccKild be 
conviaed of conspiracy if a child were teen talking 
to them. Tom and^Mi:l^l are due to make their 
thirfi annmiranr-^ in mint rtn 52nd June. 


NAMBLA PROTESTS 
BUTLER CONVICTIONS 


The North American Man/Boy Love Associa- 
tion is protesting the arrest, trial, conviction and 
sentencing of Nevada boy-lover Robert Butler, 61 , 
For many years Butler has maintained a world- 
famous acrobatic act, “The Amazing 
Monahans.” 

Bulla was conviaed in early 1980 of sex with 
thai 13-year -old Jeffrey (Nickolas} Lauzon. a per- 
fonner in his aa. The sensationalist and homo- 
phobic trial Lasted for more firan one week. It %vas 
bdd in Vegas. In the most horrendous 
sentence ever handed down in any statutory sex 
offense case in modem times, the court sentenced 
Butler to ten years for "lewdness with a minor,” 
life with probaiioa sdter five years for an ‘‘in- 
famous crime against nature.” and twenty life 
sentences for ‘‘sexual assault” with piarole after 
ten years on each count. 

All sentences were ordered to run consecutively, 
which means that Butler would have to serve J07 
years before being eligible for parole. Butler's pro- 
blems began when be took Jeffrey and 
Christopher Hildebrand, a boy then 1 1 -years-old, 
who had also joiood the aa, to a photographer for 
publicity photographs. 

Thomas Hopkinson, 33, an amateur pbotogra- 
pha and summer camp counselor, promised to 
take the expensive promotional photos for gratis. 
Hopkinson look the photos of the boys, and then 
ailegccEly told Jeffrey to wait outside for Butler. 
He then allegedly took Christopher into a bath- 
room and performed an aa of feUatio up>on him . 

Hopkinson accompanied Butler when he drove 
the boy home. When the boy's mother saw him in 
the car , she questioned Christopher as to who he 
was. Christopher broke down and told her of the 
man's sexual acuviiics with him. He also stated 
that BuUer had kissed him on several occasions. 

Hopkinson fled to Los Angeles. Butler was ar- 
rested for “lewdness with a minor,” and was jail- 
ed. He was lata released with time served when 
the charge was reduced to "annoying a minor.” 
Hopkinson was returned from Los Angeles to Las 
Vegas, and was eventually released on $5(X>.000 
cash bail. He was chsuged with "sexual assault” 
upon Chrisiopha. Nothing furtha has been heard 
from about this case since then. 

Jeffrey’s grandmotha began to question the 
boy about Butla when she learned that he was 
bomoscx uaJ, and that he bad a previous record for 
consensual sex with boys. Jeffrey finally told ha 
that Butla had been having sex with him since be 
was lO-years-old. The grandmotha complained to 
the police, whereupon Butler was charged with ten 
counts of sex with the boy. The indictments were 
lata dropped, and Butla was set free. 

Butler was laur summoned by Jeffrey’s motha 
to meet ba and the boy at a park, where two 


policanen emerged from nearby bushes to issue an 
arrest warrant charging him with 22 counts of sex 
with the boy. As Butla was taken away. Jeffrey. 
was led away crying and screaming. The boy was 
so upset that he had to be given sedatives for 
sevaal days afterwards. 

Anotha boy, Paul ZapuUa, then 12. visited 
ButJa in jail and told him of the mistreatmem a! 
the hand of police designed to get Jeffrey, himself, 
and otha boys to sign siatcmems against Butler. 
Paul also delivaed several messages to Jeffrev’ 
from Butla during the early p>an of the arrest and 
trial. 

Butler had met Jeffrey in 1977, when the boy; 
was lO-ycars-old. through a mutual friend. Jeffrey 
was then hustling [with two other boys] on the Las 
Vegas strip. Butla signed Jeffrey into his act, and | 
found jobs for the otha two boys. Butler 
approached the boy’s mother, a divorcee and card 
dealer in Las Vegas, and she eagerly agreed to sign 
the coniraa for ha son's participation in the 
acrobatic aa. She also signed an agreement which 
gave Butler primary care ova the boy. 

Butla stales that he is not guilty of the charges 
ihii the state of Nevada has made against him 
SeveraJ of the counts in the indictment involved 
dates prior to the lime Butler had met Jeffrey. 
Butla asserts that because of pressures by the 
boy's family and the police. the boy felt that he 
bad no other choice but to hide his homosexuality 
and implicate Butler. 

Butla is being represented by court -appointed 
appellate counsel Kathryn Kirkland. She is prepar- 
ing an appeal, ciiha for relief in the sentence, or a 
retrial with a change in voiuc to a location where 
homophobia is not so rampant. It is not caiain 
that this is possible in Nevada, a state influenced 
by Mormonism, 

NAMBLA condemns the atucks by Nevada 
[and otha states] against boy-lovers, and the ami- 
horaosexuaJ prejudice demonstrated in this case, 
whae the faas at trial were acknowledged to in- 
volve private and consensuaj sexual behavior. 

The sentence imposed is truly cruel and unusual 
punishment in any possible sense of the phrase, h 
is in reality a ''death” sentence, though the state 
docs not call it that. NAMBLA asks everyone con- 
cerned about police and state violations of civil 
tights to show their support for Butler in his ap- 
peal. 

Send laiers of protest to: Roben List, Gover- 
nor, State of Nevada, State House. Canon City. 
NV 89701, and to Charles L. Wolff, Jr., Direaor 
of Nevada Prisoru, P.O. Box 607, Carson City, 
NV 89701. Send a copy of any sutements to the 
Prisooa Suppon (Committee c/o NAMBLA. 

A/d INJURY TO ONE IS AN INJURY TO 
ALL. 




NAMBLA f<EWS FALL 1«1 





10 


Ttie foUowirtQ is an account o1 the trials oi the rr>ernl>ers of PIE 
«arfier this year and the continuinQ British harassment of boy- 
lovers on that grirn little island. The public prosecution of Tom 
O’Carroll and others was realty not so much about the picayune 
activities alleged by the state to have transpired within PIE. No, 
O'Carroll and the others were hounded because they were in the 
forefront for advocacy in an important but unpopular cause. 
Public officials are all bullies (and most are crooks) and so they> 
naturally, target the weakest and most honorable men in the 
polity. O’Carrol! was also especially targened because he had 
written e researched, brilliant, hard-hitting and topical book on 
pedophilia. 

What w€ see in the PIE trials, just like their counterparts here 
in the U.S., is that the so-called authorities really assume there is 
massive public support to uniformly condemn boy-lovers, their 
advocates and those who would work for change. What we who 
follow these events discover is that — exccept for the hard-core 
sexually-repressed (usually men} and (he political para-fascists 


— diversity of opinion and willingness to understand maie 
relationships of all ages is as diverse as human behavior. Slowly, 
but surely, the state is going to lose this battle of assuming 
“public opinion" is automatically theirs. 

Much public comment compared O’CarroM’s trials with those 
of Oscar Wilde. Correctly so. Tom bravely survives incarceration 
at Wormwood Scrubs (Du Cane Rd. London W12 UK) while Oscar 
was shipped to Pentonviiie (even older and more foul). While 
there, Wilde commented; "If this is the way the Queen ueats her 
prtsOf»ers, she doesn't deserve to have any!" From ims side of 
the Atlantic — and far be it from us to turn up noses at any 
culture — it is hoped that the flames licking the cities of Britain 
will sweep up and consume that horrible govt, and its sovereign. 
The best tonic for the British, as for the Americans, would be a 
new revolution. And when that time comes, a long line of martyrs 

— some Irish, others not — but including Wilde ano O’CarroH. 
will have their names invoked as retribution day arrives 


•THE P.I.E. TRIALS. 

TOM O’CARROLL & 4 OTHERS VICTIMIZED 
BY BRIT “JUSTICE” 


After two major trials and five changes in the 
wording of the indictmeni. the State, aided by a 
judge and jury, fmaliy succeeded in its intention 
of convicting Tom O’Carroll of “conspiracy to 
corrupt public morals.” What crime, deserving 
solitary confincmem for two years, was Tom 
alleged to have committed? According to the 
Stale, he had conspired with other members of 
PIE’S Executive Committee to encourage adver- 
li.tcrs in PJE's Comae; Page to gain introductions 
to children for sex. In a second charge the defen- 
dants were said to have conspired to corrupt 
public morals by encouraging advertisers in the 
same publication to exchange child pornography. 
At the outset, it should be emphasized that NOT 
A SINGLE guilty verdict was brought on the latter 
charge, but iu importance in the trials lay in the 
opportunity it gave to Prosecuting Counsel, David 
Tudor Price, to prejudice the jury's minds against 
O'Canoll on the Hrst, more serious charge. 

The law of conspiracy to corrupt public morals 
is a judge-madc law, introduced in the seventeenth 
cemury, which has never been passed by Act of 
Parliament. It had lain almost dormant for three 
hundred years, and, in 1976 the Law Commission 
recommended its abolition. Parliament, two years 
later, suspended any decision to abolish the law, 
because recent governments had found, to their 
delight, that it provided a useful means of sup>- 
pressing the views of dissident tnioorities. Pro- 
secutions can be brought on far weaker evidence 
than is normally required, and judges have power 
to adapt the law as they go along. The outcome is 
that a person may not be able to know if he has 
broken the law until he has been already tried and 
convicted. A secorrd, ludicrous fact is that it is not 
illegal to corrupt public morals, only to conspire 
with another person to do so. In 1970 the House 
of Lords expressed its concern over the state of the 
law, and introduced a clause stating that the pro- 
secution must pffove that a defendant had intended 
to break the law. However laudable ibdr motives 
may have been, the Lords failed to appreciate that 
they were asking future juries, twelve ordinary 
men and women, to perform an impossible task, 
to assess what the defendants had been thinking 
perhaps years previously. In the First of the pres- 
ent trials the jury recognised this dirficulty and 
refused to bring in any gtiiUy verdicts at all. One 
of the four defendants, David Wade, was acquit- 
led on both charges. Two others, John Parratt 
and Michael Dagnall, were acquitted on the more 
serious charge. They failed to agree on either 
charge against Tom, or on the lesser charge 



JAIUD leader O'Carroll 


against John and Michael. So the three were 
ordered to stand trial again. 

The six men and six women in the second jury 
were a moUey selection, including one barmaid 
gnd an elderiy gentleman who represented a uni- 
que proof of the existence of li/c after death. 
Evidently they considered themselves perfectly 
qualified in the art of mind -reading, for they 
brought in a unanimous verdict of guilty against 
Tom on the more serious charge after only tJiree 
hours. The lesso charge against him was waived. 
John and Michad were found not guilty — since 
the evidence against them was practically non- 
existent, the jury could acaredy do otherwise — 
and they were released. 

If Tom did conspire to corrupt public morals, 
wbcxn did he conspire with? Cercamiy not with 
himsdf. nor with the three other defendants, who 
were found not guDry. But the State had ac- 
counted for thiv poaribility, and had named two 
further members of the Executive Committee in 
the indictment. Conveniently for the Prosecution, 
neitber of these members was available to defend 
himslf: Kcilh Hose, ex-Cbairman of PIE lives out- 
side the UK. and David Grove, who had been 
PIE’S Secretary, died of cancer last year. Two 
weeks before David’s death, his solicitor was con- 
descendingly informed by the Director of Public 


Prosecutions that David would not be required to 
attend the trial. V'ei his name wa.s kepi on the in- 
dicimcnt. Judge Leonard in his summing-up 
sp>cech, described the evidence against Keith Ho.se 
as *‘a straw in the wind,” clearly implying that he 
could not have been a co-conspirator. He was 
more equivocal about David, so we must as.sume 
that the jury thought him to be the other con- 
spirator. 

How were Tom and. presumably. David alleged 
to have conspired together? Well, one of David's 
duties had been to collect PlE's maii, open the !-:-•■ 
ters, and distribute them to members of the Rv. 
ecutivc Committee. Some letters were from r.- m- 
bers wanting to place adverts in the Comae; f'iicc. 
Very occasionally a member might, for example, 
wish to meet a family with children. Since there 
was a possibility that the member's intemions 
might be sexual, Tom would point out that this 
was illegal, and suggest that the adven was altered 
so that it could not indicate that any iliegal act was 
intended. Three months later, the amended advert 
would be duly published. The Prosecuting 
Counsel pounced on this point, accepting the 
legality of the altered advert, but claiming that 
Tom must have known the originai imcniion of 
the member. Therefore, in his eyes, the altered 
advert was nothing more than a legal smoke- 
screen. Had this view been correct, it is ironic to 
note that the Prosecuting Counsel did not demon- 
strate one single instance of sex between an adult 
and a child as a result of the Contact Page. Nor 
was any account taken of the fact that Tom had 
been answering at least six hundred letiers a year, 
and been making numerous public sjjeechcs, as 
well as holding down a responsible and demanding 
job. The Conuct Page only constituted a small 
and very hurried part of his work in PIE. In such 
drcumstances occasional errors of judgement are 
inevitable, but they do NOT warrant a prison 
sentence. 

To make the conspiracy pan of the charge stick 
— two people are accessary, remember — Da rid 
Grove, coDvcnicnlly dead, was a necessary ac- 
complice, Having read the proposed advert from 
members, and. having presumably read the pub- 
lished versions THREE MONTHS LATER, 
David must, according to the Prosecution, have 
noticed that their wordit^g had been altered. And, 
by letting them pass, he was automatically a co- 
conspirator. Had David been aKve to defend him- 
self. the sheer iimnity of this assertion would have 
been glaringly obvious. He never showed particu- 
lar interest in the Contact Page, and, at most, 



NAMBLA NEWS FAU. 19*) 


9 


NAMBLA VICTORY! 

GROAT WINS EARLY PRISON RELEASE 


Sinct NAMBLA was founded in 1978, two 
cases of men cau^t up in the legal system for 
nothing more than affectionate sexual activities 
with tmnor males have been taken up by 
NAMBLA. The first of these was the case of 
Richard Pduso (see related story this issue for 
Peluso update). 

The second was the case of David Groat. 

Groat, a 27 -year -old native of Pittsfield (MA>, 
was indicted in Dec., 1979, for one aa of oral sex 
with 6 14-ycar-old boy. Groat was employed at the 
Piitsfieid Boys Club, where he worked 7-days a 
week. The boy, Walter Caricchio, who had identi- 
fied himself as gay and whom Groat understood 
to be troubled by his identity, solicited Groat to 
blow him. Caricchio knew Groat was gay. The sex 
took place in the pool hall room at the Boys Club 
one late winter afternoon just before Christmas. 
After the sex. Caricchio ran from the room — in a 
bit of bonjosexual panic and went home and 
told bis step-mother. Barbara Caricchio, about 
the sex act. She went to Uie local police and made 
a compLaim. 

Groat was arrested and charged with two felon- 
ies and one misdemeanor. Caricchio was returned 
to his natural moeber in South Boision, where he 
has remained since this dme. 

Groat wailed 11 months before trial. In the 
meantime, be cooucted NAMBLA. He spoke 
about his case at Boston and New York NAMBLA 
meetings. He marched with the NAMBLA contin- 
gent in the 1980 Gay Day Parade in Manhattan. 

Groat’s Pittsfield Public Defender told him to 
plead guilty to all charges. He told Groat that the 
D..A. would be lenient and asic for do more than a 
2- year sentence. Groat rejected the idea of forego- 
ing a trial. 

Through NAMBLA, a direct appeal went out to 
the membership and $1000 was raised to assure 
Groat proper legal counsel. 

In the fall of 1980, Groat retained Atty. Michael 
Rjpps who agreed to go to trial and fight the 
charges. Seeing they’d have to make a case in 
court, the D.A.’s office suddenly made noises 
about a lighter plea bargain. Groat indicaied he 
might be willing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor 
charge, but he adamamiy refused to plead to a 
rape charge even if it meant he could avoid jail. 

The D.A.’s office did a fast about-face and 
brought the charges to trial in Nov, 1980. After a 
2-day jury trial before Mass, Superior Court 
Judge William Simons, Groat was found guilty on 
all three counts. Days later, Simons sentenced 
Groat to 2 years in the Berkshire County House of 
Corrections. In Massachusetts prison practice, on- 
ly SO^ of a house of corrections sentence u served 
before release. 

Groat was initially held in protective custody on 
the assumption that * homosexual boy-lover 
would be subject to harassment and intimidation 
from other inmates. After a few weeks of this 
Z3-houj-a-day lock-up, Groat sought rdeaie into 
the general prison population. The Berkshire jail, 
which has an average populaton of about 7S in- 
mates, all white, usually houses young men doing 
short time for minor offenses. The average age of 
the inmate is about 20. 

Groat was quickly accepted by the other imaies . 
Groat said that in his months in the prison he had 
only two problems — one with another inmate 
with whom Gro»i spoke at length to get the guy 
PMt gay stereotyping, and whb an intracubly 
boEDOpbobic giund. 

Groat tumed imo a kind of jailboute lawyer, 
assisting the younger inmates with awareness of 
their rights and their legal c^^tions. Oroal’s ex- 
(>erience clearly demonstrates that the automatic 
assumptions that gay men and boy-lovers are in- 
mate targets are wrong-headed, and that each 
situation has its own qualities. 

NAMBLA continued working for Groat's free- 



David Groat after his July, 1981, raloase from 
prison. NAMBLA worir helped gained his 
release. 

dom. Boston gay activist attorney John Ward, of 
the Gay A Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, 
took up Groat’s appeals. 

On June 26, Ward appeared before Judge 
Simons and argued for a revoke and revise mo- 
tion. No one from the DA.’s office bothered to 
show' up ai this hearing. (One item Groat had 
shared with NAMBLA was that the D.A., the 
First Asst. D.A. and the Sheriff of Berkshire 
County were ail members of the same family.) 
Atty. Ward had brought with him Dr. Jonas 
Fields, a Boston psychiatrist who is an expert in 
the area of male sexuality. Field told the coun that 
the impact of a sexual encounter between an adult 
male and a sexually active tecnaged male might 
cause guilt and anxiety, but only because of the ex- 
isting social uboos on such encounters. As for any 
long-range impact, Field denied there ’d be any 
p-auma or permanent psychologica] effect. This 
was an Important point, since Simons had origin- 
ally sentenced Groat because he accepted the 
state’s argument that man-boy sex acu were harm- 
ful to youth. 

Ward also submitted two letters by prison 
guards that testified to Croat’s good work in the 
jail'. A supportive lener from the Direaor of the 
Berkshire Cbuaty Court Clinic was also given the 
court. 

Groat himself had written the Judge a leiier. In 
it. Groat told Simons about his experiences prior 
to (ocarceratioa and while behind bars. "1 was 
■nbjected to a physical assault prior to the trial by 
7 tecnaged boys one night while out walking. 
Shortly before this incident, I was subjeaed to a 
violent and fordble rape by an adult inaic, who 
iCTeamed obscenities ai me in reference to my sex- 
ual orienutioD and incident with the boy. . . . 
Here (in prison] I watch others whom I respea 
become bitter as their sentenoes go on. These once 
happy ipid easy-going people become unlike them- 
selves as the time in which they have learned their 
lessons has passed, but the incarceratioD con- 
cioued. Your Honor, J do acu want to becozne hke 
these peopk. I do not want to become biner. or to 
take a negative attitude which could have s harm- 
ful effect. . . . I . truly fear that continued in- 
carceration could have such negative effects on 
me. ... I wish that I could show you each thing 
that has occurred in roy life during these past two 
years, but this is impossible. All that I can do is 
tell you about these things, and hope that you can 
understand apd believe them." 

While in prison, Groat had also taken it upon 


himself to build up the prison correspondence nei- 
work for NAMBL.A. Based on the men in 
Mass, prisons and ireaimcm centers. N.A.MBL.A 
estimates that there are at least 5000 men serviric 
time in the U.S. for activities similar to that which 
sent Groat to jail. While in prison. Groat said he 
was receiving up to 30 or 40 letters a day frorv. 
oihci gay inmates. Groat often got more mail u:i .i 
daily basis than the rest of the prisoti popuiaiuHi 
combined. 

On 6 July. 1981, Groat was ordered released 
from prison. Judge Simons, who was sit tine in 
another county, personally drove to the jail to de- 
liver his release order to the Sheriff. 

Groat had served only 7 months of his 2-yea: 
term. Simons also revised all 3 sentences to time 
served and ordered concurrent probation fo: 
Groat on all three counts. 

There has been diverse speculation as to wr,\ 
Groat's motion for early release succeeded. Groat 
himself thinks that it was partly as a result of hi^ 
organizational skiLs while in prison that the 
Sheriff came around to wanting his early di>- 
charge. 

Wa>nc Sunday, a New York .S'A.MBL.A mem- 
ber who has closely followed Groat’s case from 
the start, said; "My feeling was that they wanted 
to get rid of David after 6 months. David was well- 
liked by all the guards, except for the one 
homophobe. And all the inmates liked him a lot." 

Atty. John Ward had this to say: "The Judge 
felt that any more jail time would exceed proper 
punishment for the offense. J think he was im- 
pressed by David’s letter. We made a showing that 
the effea of consensual sex with an adolescent is 
minimal except for the brouhaha caused by the 
police and courts. The real lesson is that if people 
weren't behind Groat, I never would have heard 
of him and I couldn’t have helped him. We’re 
ahead of the game by our own network. It's 
significant that there was a suppon network. 
Sometimes, occasionally, it works. This was one 
of those times. I’ni glad he's out." 

Judge Simons, in March of 1981, presided at the 
sensational Springfield (MA) trial of Stephen Gcr- 
antian (see NVws Notes) who, despite the seriia 
tionaJ charge of sex with an 1 1 -year-old boy at a 
YMCA camp, had wide community suppon in his 
fight with the D.A. Largely because of this out- 
spoken community suppon, Gcraniian was given 
a suspended sentence. Judge Simons might have 
been sensit'ucd on this issue as a result of this and 
a growing number of other similar cases. 

As Groat himself documented before and dur- 
ing his incarceration, there has been (and con- 
tinues to be) an unprecedented increase in the 
number of men arrested in Massachusetts for 
statutory sex violations (no force). Of those ar- 
rested, gay men arc a disproportionately large 
group. Some legislators and judges appear to be 
growing impatient with local, and usually corrupt 
county Distria Attorneys, who shower indict - 
menu down upon those for private sexual beha- 
vior. Activities which would not be a matter for 
criminai justice purview in other districts clog 
criminal courU in Massachusetts. For example, 
the Springfield County D.A. has over 1700 people 
in that county under indictment. This is 5 times as 
many as are under indictment in Suffolk County 
(Boston) which has 3 times the population. It is 
dear these D.A.s manipulate the criminal justice 
system to nail their critics and terrorize those (gay 
men and boy-Jovers) whose persecution will win 
fympatheiic press. One way judges can respond to 
these over -in dieting D.A.s is to step-up the process 
of early retease. This may have played a role in 
Groat’s release. Certainly, the Berkshire County 
D.A. (Robeno) and the Springfield County D.A. 
(Ryan) have been the most malfeasant in office in 
pursuing men who have had consensual sex with 
minors. 

Groat has relocated to New York City where he 
now heads the NAMBLA Emergency Defense 
Project. He also continues to develop NAMBLA’s 
Prison Project. 

When asked what he had to say about his ex- 
periences with the legal process. Groat said: 
"Prison is just a waste. It’s just warehousing. You 
just sit and sit." 


8 


N AMBLA SEWS FALL 1«1 


As NAMBLA NE^'S goes ro press {Augj, no decision had been reached by Justice Sieele on the 
motion to remove Richard Refuse from his status as a Sexuafly Dangerous Person. 


DECISION AWAITED ON PELUSO SDP HEARING 



The Sexual Treatment Unit at B.C.f., 
where Richard Pel use has been 
locked up since 1977. 


Bridgewater Correctional Institution 
~ so they call it. 


On May 7 through 10, 1981, a hearing was held 
in Suffolk County Superior Court before Judge 
Waiter Steele for removaJ of the Sexually Danger- 
ous Person (SDP) status of Richard Peiuso. 

In 1977 peluso admitted fcUating and mastur- 
bating two boys then aged 1 1 and 13. No coercion 
was alleged and the boys were said to have 
solicited sexual relations with him. For these aas 
Pfl».»5o was found guilty on three counts of 
sututory rape of a child under 16 and given three 
concurrent 15-10-25 year sentences and two counts 
of sexual assault on a minor with two concurrent 
sentences of five years. 

Declared “sexually dangerous’’ by the Com- 
monwealth in 1978, Peluso has spent the last three 
years in Bridgewater Treatment Center, a max- 
imum security prison. The issue in the hearing is 
whether the incidence of consensual sexual rela- 
tions with children fulfills the statutory rc- 
quiremems of SDP which are: a) violence and like- 
ly repediion or b) compulsion and repetition or c) 
aggression and compulsion and d) a likelihood to 
inflict harm in the future. 

Peluso was represemed *‘pro boao” (free) by 
Attorneys Richard landoli and Kim Ducharm. 
NAMBLA organiied the defense and contributed 
W50 out of its Emergency Defense Fund to pay 
for subpoena fees and other related costs. 

NAMBLA ’s co-spokesperson Toro Reeves said 
on the importance of the hearing: “At stake is 
whether the mere occurrence of sexual relations 
with a minor constitutes an aggressive act, justify- 
ing a SDP finding.” 

The state’s case was argued by Linda Kata of 
the Massaebusetu Anomey General’s office. The 
Suffolk County distria attorney’s office which 
usually handles such hearings had disqualified 
itself because of its interest in Che case. Both sides 
relied on the testimony of a number of j»ychj- 
atrisu and psychologists. 

Dr. Moore, chief consultant to the Common- 
wealth on SDP, testifying for the Commonwealth, 
originally examined Peluso in 19T7 and determin- 
ed him to be SDP, Moore said PeJuso is mainly at- 
tracted now to older boys. 

Moore testified that Peluso is not interested in 
treatment at Bridgewater and shcHild be allowed to 
serve the remainder of his sentence in a correc- 
tional institution. On cross examination, Moore 
said of his 1977 interview that Peluso was fearful 
of Walpole and that he had desired commitment 
as SDP in order to be protected. Moore knew of 
no evidence of trauma caused to the boys involv- 
ed. Case law has until now included “sexual ad- 
vances’’ as constituting harm. 


Dr. William Nagier, a staff psychiatrist a: 
Bridgewater, said Peluso has made no progress. 
He testified that there bad been a consensus 
among the therapists that there was no change in 
Peluso ’s makeup and that he is likely to have sex 
again with boys unda 16. He pointed out, bow- 
evCT, that none of the acts Peluso was accused of 
were necessarily aggressive. 

Nagier maintained since there had been “not 
one whii of progress” made by Peluso from the 
1978 SDP finding, he is today SDP. 

Peluso had repeatedly requested a treatment 
plan outlining the goals and objectives of both the 
individual and group therapy he was receiving. 
Unable lo get such a report, he dropped out of 
therapy after two and a half years. Michael Mc- 
Quire, an administrator at Bridgewater, testified, 
“Due to a lack of staffing, there is a backlog in 
preparing treatment plans.” 

Joel Frost, the co-leader of Peluso’s therapy 
group, testified that Pduso is unlikely to be 
violent. He said Pduso has made progress in 
openly accepting his homosexuality and in taking 
responsibility for his actions. Frost admitted this 
progress was sot noted in his written evaluation 
on Peluso. 

Dr. Charles Silverstein, a psychologist and 
author of several books on homosexuality and 
founder of the New York Gay Mental Health 
Clinic, appeared as an expert cm sex between men 
and boys and testified on the interpretation of psy- 
chological tesu administered to Peluso. After re- 
viewing these test results, he found no evidence of 
aggressiveness but rather a low-grade depression 
and loneliness. 

Relationships with boys, Silverstein said, can be 
either nunuring or harmful depending on their 
context and milieu. Under cross 
examinationSUverstcin said sexual relations bet- 
ween men and boys are often non-hannful and 
nurturing. 

Dr. Richard Pillard, Director of Psychophar- 
macology at Boston University, Professor of 
Psychiatry and one of the founders of the 
Homophilc Health Service, testified that Peluso is 


not sexually dangerous, having shown neither 
compulsivcness nor aggression. Pillard com- 
mented further that Peluso had formed adult 
homosexual relations, a significant indicator of 
progress though be is still anracied to late 
teenagers. He added that a treatment plan is 
necessary and important for a patient commiued 
to a treatment center. 

Dr. William Mallamud, Clinical Director of the 
Solomon, Carter and Fuller Mental Health Center 
and a Professor of Psychiatry, also found Peluso 
to be neither aggressive nor compulsive and there- 
fore not sexually dangerous. 

Peluso testified that in Bridgewater he had for 
the first time come-out to himself and publicly in a 
therapy group. He said that he loved boys and had 
in the past made a number of mistakes in judg- 
ment and now would have acted differently. In 
Bridgewater he said he had formed adult homo- 
sexual relations and was in contact with a number 
of gay community groups and of these he was very 
proud. 

In summation, Katz, arms waving, said that 
though some sex vrith boys may be nonharmful, in 
her mind what Peluso had done was obviously 
wrong, that he had “preyed” on boys and had 
violated their trust in him by having sex with 
them. She argued it was in the best inieiesis of 
both the Commonwealth and-Pcluso for him to re- 
main at Bridgewater, avail himself of the treat- 
ment programs there, rather than spend the re- 
mainder of his sentence in a prison. 

landola pointed out that none of the cxp>ens 
testified that Peluso had over aaed aggressive!)- in 
his relations with boys. Peluso he said had made 
progress at Bridgewater and should be allowed to 
serve the remainder of his sentence in prison. 

Judge Steele made it clear that he was interested 
in hearing testimony on whether sex between a 
man and a boy could be harmful or not. Steele did 
not make a decision pending his study of the 
documents and testimony. Under the SDP statute, 
Peluso couJd be held for life at Bridgwater. If 
found not to be SDP. Peluso would be sent to 
Concord prison for reclassification and would be 
eligible for parole in 1987, 



NAMBLA Nirws FALL Iffl 


7 


STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CIVIL RIGHTS 

FOR NAMBLA AND ITS MEMBERS 


July 19SI 

The North American Mac Boy Love AssodC' 
tion (NAMBLA) and a number of ita officers and 
members have been subjected to unconstitutional 
harassment and the violation of todividuaJ and 
assodatioo (%bts by the FBI, local and state 
police io tevcral areas, and by many newspapers 
> and other media. This includes violeot raids on 
private homes, the illegal inierroigadon of 
NAMBLA members in several states puro'y to 
gain infonnahon about the legal activities of 
NAMBLA. atteinp' o monitor meetings and 
teize membership IL< ;ind false statements about 
NAMBLA's involvement in illegal aaivities in- 
dudxog pornography and transporting minors for 
“immoral” (sexual) purposes. 

NAMBLA has acted wholly within the law to 
work for emotional and legal suppon of men and 
boys suffering heavy oppression because of their 
sexual orientation and tifestyte; to seek to educate 
the public about intergeocrational relationships; 
tn take stands on a variety of issues including the 
age of consent laws, the military draft, U.S. 
imperialism. dvU rights of children and youth, 
protection of children from abuse by parents, 
teachers and others, etc.; and to demonstrate at 
gay pride ptarad.es in New York and Boston, at the 
lesbian and gay march on Washington, at the 
march on the Pentagon to protest V S. policies in 


B Salvador, and elsewhere. NAMBLA u an open 
organization which does not act secretly. 
NAMBLA hat scrupwiously avoided any activity 
which could be construed as illegal. NAMBLA has 
refused to establish a correspondexKx among 
members and has not allowed the exchange of in- 
formation about boys or their photographs, and 
oertainiy has not exchanged or allowed the ex- 
change of pjoraography . NAMBLA has not trans- 
ported a single boy or man anywhere for “im- 
moral'' p>urix>ses. Even its soda! gatherings have 
been free of any interchange among men and boys 
which tnighi be misconstrued. NAMBLA is a legal 
organization engaged in dviJ liberties, educauonai 
and px^litical work. 

Tbc undersigned organizatiom and individuals 
within the lesbian, gay, civiJ libertarian and pro- 
gressive movements stand in full solidartty with 
NAMBLA. While we do not necessarily endorse"* 
man-boy sexual relationshipis or the genaal pur- 
poses of NAMBLA, we acknowledge those pur- 
poses to be legitimate aims of a legal group acting 
for dviJ righu, political change and education. 

It is unconscionable and illegal, therefore, for 
the FBI and other law enforccmcni agencies to 
harass NAMBLA officers and members or to 
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an organixadoo cstabiished for the “expiloiiadoo 


of children.” It is panicularfy offensive for FBI, 
police and media to stir up public hatred by such 
false siatetncnis to the pxjint that NAMBLA mem- 
bers are physically harmed or threatened — as 
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20 and 22. 

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media respect the rights of NAMBLA as an or- 
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N A MB LA NirwS FALL IMl 


NAMBLA NEWS EDITORIAL: 


EXPECT THE WORST, LIVE FOR THE BEST 


by Tom Reeves 

Men who follow their hearts and awaken their 
consciousness as boy lovers take a very dangerous 
path. Any man who follows his natural and 
wholesome feelings for boys into any erode 
activity has gone beyond the bounds of 
“normal,” acceptable social behavior. This is true 
today throughout the western world, and in most 
other places which suffer from the imperialism of 
the west. It is true in conservative, liberal, radical, 
sodalist and communist drcles. This situation is 
unlikely to change quickly or radiicaily. We are 
going to live with such oppression probably for 
the rest of our lives. Anyone who believes that 
legal and social approval of our radical lifestyle is 
just around the comer U a utopian fool. So, when 
you kiss the boy you k>ve, what you foodie him in 
your sleeping bag beside the fire, evext when you 
like naked beside a boy you have neva dared 
touch, you have gone beyond the pale. You. have 
{daced yourself outside the normal protections of 
courtesy, civility, humane ueatment and legal 
rights. 

I have chosen to take that sto?. So have most of 
you who read this. I have done it because 1 was 
compelled to do it: morally compelled, spiritually, 
emotionally, physically. 1 AM a lover of boys. 
That love spans the whole range of human emo- 
tions, including that wonderful mystery of sex. To 
deny the expression of these emotions is to deny 
myself. Having taken the step of affirming my 
identity, however, 1 must not delude myscIT about 
the consequences. There arc men who deny them- 
selves such an identity, and who all their lives 
forego any physical contact with boys or any 
appearance of true intimacy with boys. They are 
the mock ‘‘Big Brothers” and the jock boys’ club 
leaders. They NEVER step over that line. By a 
closeness to boys and by accepting the hypocrisy 
of society, with its boy scout creeds, they have 
found a means of maintaining some sanity. I do 
not criticize them for that choice; it is a reason- 
able, logical, sometimes necessary decision for 
men who cannoi take on the full oppression of 
being scxual/sodal pariahs, outlaws coosickred 
worse than mass murderers. It is NOT reasonable, 
bowwa, to attempt a half-way stance. If you are 
going to act on your kyve for boys in physical and 
emotional ways that validate your identity, you 
must realize what you have done. TTscre is no turn- 
ing back. You have stepped over the line, and you 
must accept what may follow. You can struggle 
against it, fight, stand proud and demand to be 
treated as a human being, but do not be surprised 
when they libel you, slanda you, jail you, curse 
you. steal from you. beat you and even munter 
you. 

I am amazed and angered by NAMBLA mem- 
bers who throw up their bands in dismay ms the 
“sdandaT’ in New York. Who feel somehow that 
something terrible and unexpected has occuned 
when newspapers label us a “sex ring.’’ link us 
incorrectly with sex acts ot pornography. WE 
AK£ ourselves a scandal. NA^^LA ii a scandal. 
We who love boys are the scandal. There is 
nothing beyond which can be scandalous. 
NAMBLA has taken effective and unified action 
against the current media, police & FBI attacks. 
Wc can be proud of that. The attack itself and the 
media lies should not aeate even a ripple of sur- 
prise or worry among us. Our counter -attack and 
iu effectiveness should re-«nforce our collective 
pride and identity. 


I am also saddened by the lack of preparation 
many men make for the inevitable encounter with 
reality. One must, without being personally ptara- 
ooid, assume the worst at ail times, but live as 
though the best will happen. By that I mean, one 
must assume upped phones, brutal interrogation 
of boys & parents, surveillance of homes, etc. In 
that sense, while being as “out” as I have been on 
TV and elsewhere, I have been “discreet.” care- 
ful, whatever you want to call it. SOME maa/boy 
lovers stress “conservative" lifestyles, 3-piece 
suits, “rcspccuble" research and scientific 
inquiries about boy -love (as though that would 
protea them from the holocaust), yet these same 
men can make incredibly bad judgmenu about 
day-to-day flaunting of sex with boys — espedally 
in “passing around" boys from one man to 
another. That is something 1 can understand, but 1 
cannot for the life of me sec how thoughtful men 
who love boys would do it. Men have not prejjared 
their boy lovers for the cruehy of pMlice raids and 
questioning. Some men have not even admitted 
their gayness to the boys. Some have not discussed 
the radical nature of their sexual relationships or 
society’s likely reaction to it. This is absolutely 
inexcusable. The man is taking risks when be 
enters such a relationship. Bat so is the boy. The 
boy is risking exptosure to friends and family who 
may rejea him. He is risking inaedibly traumatic 
interruptions to his life in the middle of the night 
by police with guns. He is risking severe scars 
caused by the reaction of society. He needs to 
know that, and to be prepared to deal with it. Any 
mac who fails to prcp>are the boys he loves for all 
the possible cousequcnces is doing both himself 
and the boys a grave harm. 

Finally, there are those who flee NAMBLA at 
this him of “scandal,’’ as though they had 
thought NAMBLA was some son of proper sew- 
ing circle. The raids and ancsts have not been 
caused by NAMBLA. Such raids and arrests have 
gone on always and they will continue. NAMBLA 
has been damaged by some of iu thoughtless 
members, not the members damaged by 
NAMBLA. Those members are entitled to oui 
support. They have done nothing wrong. But it is 
th^ who need to acknowledge the st^dariry of 
NAMBLA, not NAMBLA's being threatened by 
their cases. Once you have sex with a boy, you've 
ctepped over the line. Taking a subscription to 
NAMBLA NEWS is oert the brave step — it is a 
necessary and protective acdoo. Standing togetha 
DOW, we can terak the chain of heavy police and 
media attack. But some men will go to prison, 
both NAMBLA memben and non-NAMBLA 
jpeople. Miraclescanool be worked. Millions of 
dollars are not flowing our way. What we do and 
who wc are — these are fflegal, scandalous and 
taboo. Like Jews in Nazi Gennany, we cannot 
change that unless we deny who we are. For many 
of us the emotional and moral coats of doing that 
are too great . We choose to be ourselves regardless 
of the heavy physical and economic liabilities. But 
wc should make the choice carefully and fully 
cognizant of the consequenoes. 

1 suggest a few practical and essential steps for 
all boy lovers. 

J) Do not hide the reality from the boys. Talk 
with them about being gay. about society's pos- 
sible reactions, about your own pride in who you 
are. The less certain you arc about yourself, the 
more conflicted you are, the more you hide from 


yourself and the boys your consciousness and the 
radical nature of your relationship, the more likcK 
it is you and/or the boy will crumble unde: attack . 

2) Prepare the boys for questioning b> police. 
Explain to them that police will he to them about 
you, that police will threaten the boys with arrest 
and other troubles, that boys need not ever say 
anything at all about their sexual lives, that they 
need not go with jxjUce or answer any questions. 
All of this sounds very simple — and most boys 
will respond initially that, of course, they would 
not talk about sex to a p»obceman. But authority 
has been drilled into them at school and at home, 
and most people buckle quickly under the lies and 
harassment of police. Considerable discussion ~ 
maybe even role playing — is necessary to prepare 
boys for this situation. Obviously, if you have a 
good relationship with the boys, there is no need 
to tell boys that they can’t see you if “anybody 
finds out,” or otherwise to indicate that the boys 
will get into trouble if discovered. That can seem 
too much like “threats" rather than loving advice. 

I sugg«t preparing the boys for the brutal experi- 
ence of police abuse, and then making sure the)- 
arc fully and emotionally prepared for their rela- 
tionship with me. The best advice is to tell the boys 
to follow their hearts and their brains when 
quwtioned not to advise them to lie. Trust ii 
the central issues on both sides. 

3) Finally, all men who love boys musi take 
steps in advance to deal with sudden police raids. 
Have an attorney ready to meet you in the middle 
of the night. Find an attorney who has a progres- 
sive record on civil liberties issues. Don’t trust 
attorneys who emphasize money up front or who 
suggest extremely oppressive strategies of claiming 
insanity or exchanging information for freedom, 
etc. Better a civil liberties attorney than a "big- 
gun" or "old-boy” type who claims connections 
with the D.A.’s office. Those connections never 
mean anything more than humiliation to the boy- 
lover and his friends. Also, make preparations for 
your house, your car and other possessions. 
Where possible, have straight friends and family 
members be ready to help you with regard to your 
employer, etc. 

These suggestions are so mundane as to seem 
unnecessary. For some reason, men who love boys 
often fail to be realistic about the likely con,ve- 
guences of their bves. Better to make thc.se 
praaical preparations than to bewail scandals or 
to give the pretense of being a “big brother.” 

It is my condusioD ^ after talking to hundreds 
of men in prison or about to face prison — that 
those of us wbo take the most radjeaJ, head-on 
approach, have the roost luck in dealing with these 
maiim. It is the dosetted, terribly fearful, but 
careless boy-lover who usually finds his world 
crumbling around him. The world has already 
grumbled once you step over the line. You have 
made your choice. Face the awful faas around 
you, and go on living and loving, bravely, but 
wisely. 




NAMBLA NEWS FALL IMl 


Transcnp: of siaiemeni by Harold lo AVw York 
City commu«/n meetini, held in the parlor of the 
Washington Square Methodist Church. July 29, 
1981. The statement is a ctescripiion of the raid on 
the Ahlers residence and Harold's questioning by 
police. 


STATEMENT BY BOY VICTIM OF POLICE TERROR 


To suin ii off, I'll tell you how the cops treated 
us. They came to the bouse on the 11th. July 11th. 
Me and my cousin was downstairs washing the car 
and they came up to us without showing any 
ideniiftcation and grabbed us and brung us 
upstairs, to wait out or the porch for two and a 
half hours. And then Karl and two other cops 
came down and they said they were locking him 
up. They showed no proof of what they had on 
him. They said they were going to sit down and 
talk to us, that everything was OK. They left. 
They didn't talk to anybody. They questioned my 
cousin and two friends when they were sitting 
there when they was searching the house. And 
then they took them to the police station when 
Karl went, and then before they all left they took 
me and another friend of ours down to the police 
station and questioned us. We didn’t even know if 
they were cops or not .They didn’t show any iden- 
tification until J saw the police car upstairs. We 
didn’t know if they were cops or nothing. And 
then wc got done there about two, three hours 
they was questioning us all. My mother asked if 
she could’vc came with us. The cops said no, you 
don’t have to. So they didn’t let my mother come, 
so I was there, they were questioning me. Before I 
went to the police station 1 passed out on the 
porch. And then they took me to the police station 
and started asking me all kinds of questions. 1 was 
confused then. ! didn’t know what to say or any- 
thing. They made me sign a statement on every- 
thing. Then they took us home. 

.About two days later Nassau County cops came 
up to the house and wanted lo question my two 
cousins. And they wanted me to go with them. 


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And thc) only had righu to tait them to th« Town 
Hall. It turns out ibcy didn’t take us to th« Town 
Hall. They took us down to Kingston, to the state 
barracks down in Kingston, We was sitting there 
for three or four hours, and then they took us to a 
bar. They was sining in the bar, drinking, asking 
us questions and everything, while they was on du- 
ty and drinking. They had two pitchers of beer 
while they was questioning us. And then they took 
us back to the police staiioQ, They was question- 
ing us. And this one cop, if he was a cop or not — 
1 don 't know — be would question me, and all 1 ’d 
been telling him was “No.” He turns out, he was 
idling me that 1 was lying. 1 was telling him “i 
ain't lying?” So he kept on saying that I'm lying 
and everything, and then this other cop, Gordie or 
whatever his name was. he came into the room, 
and while I was sitting there the one cop said, 
“Tliis b a waste of time with this one. He ain’t 
saying nothing.’’ So. wc was out there, and about 
a quaner to eleven, they had a marked car uke us 
home — a cop take us home — after eight hours, 
without anybody knowing where we was at or any- 
thing, they finally took us home. They didn’t tell 
them they were taking us down to the state bar- 
racks. 

Question from audience: When the police first 
came to your house, did they search the house? 
Did they go through your belongings and 
everything? 

Harold: They went through everything. 

Question: Did they show anybody a seach war- 
rant? 

Harold : ! was outside. 1 didn’t know anything, 1 
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Question: They physicUy grabbed him? 

Harold: Yeah. They grabbed him like this, and 
pulled — right oui of the car. And I was out there 
washing it, and they just came up to him with their 
hand right here [gesture of hand on pistol on hip), 
didn’t show any badge or anything, just had their 
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Karl Ahlers: We were all upstairs, and this 
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Harold: They sure did 1 


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Paedophiliu: Th£ Radical Case 
by Tom O’Cairoll 
Peter Owen London UK 1980 
290 pages 

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Reviewed by Michael Bronskt 

In the wake of a massive attack against 
pedophilia from almost all media it is a relief to 
come across a sane, inieUigeni, and well written 
book on the topic. While most of the “experts” 
are usually “professionals” who make their 
money either “curing” or persecuting pedophiles, 
it is reassuring that there are books being written 
by boN'girl lovers that reJace (o their ow>n experi- 
ence. 

Tom O'Carroll, who is now serving time in 
prison for his connections with PIE, has written 
Paedophilia: The Radical Case. Written with ease 
and charm Paedophilia is essentially a philoso- 
phica) look at the questions of child love in par- 
ticular and the issues of children's rights (and by 
all human rights) in general. Because it 
is sen.sible, matter of fact, and honest it is impos- 
sible to recommend this book too highly: it is 
probably the best book yei on the topic. Extrava- 
gant praise notwithstanding there are assumptions 
and deiaib in Paedophilia that are weaker than the 
effect as a whole. 

Paedophilia' f, subtitle The Radical Case makes 
sense in a social atmosphere in which the very no- 
tion of not condemning the topic is suspect. But 
while mo.si of O'Carroll’s discourse is on the phil- 
osophy of children’s rights and a critical reevalua- 
lion of social relaiion.ships (not only aduliv'chiJd 
love, but also parent.’child, and the structure of 
the family) his anaiysi.s many times falls short of a 
“radical” perspective: “sensible within a certain 
culture bound framework" would be closer to the 
truth. 

0‘Canoli seems to realize problems might arise 
frorn his use of the word and early in the book (p. 
10) c.xplains himself: “Nor is my aim 'radical' if 
what is meant by that term is an attempt to 'strike 
at the very roots of society’ by undermining ‘fami- 
ly life'. I would be the first to acknowledge that 
there is nothing warmer, more secure, or more 
valuable to a child than a stable, loving family, 
and I can sec every reason for supporting the best 
in family life, not destroying it.” He then goes on 
to say that families that deny children the right to 
sexuality are "profoundly limited, however good 
they may be in other respects.” Throughout the 
later parts of the book O'Carrol! has good discus- 
sions about the concepts of children’s rights and 
how they might function within the family unit. 
But as good as some of these discussions arc — 
and he gets most of them from other source Paul 
Goodman. Richard Parson. Larry Constantine — 

I feel that they are diluted by an adherance to a 
concept of the famih (as we know it now. without 
mans changes) and the very concept of par- 
ent.'child relationships. Although he generally has 
a good understanding of the role that institu- 
tionalized heterosexuality plays in the culture — 
he quotes ses era) feminist sexual-political critiques 
— 1 think that he grossly underestimates the ef- 
fects and damages that heterosexuality and the 


family have had on people’s lives. 

I think that this is rc»ted in O’CarroU’s basic 
assumptions of the boy /man relationship. Rather 
than viewing it as a “lover relationship” he 
prefers a comparison with a pareni/child or teach- 
cr/pupil relationship. He argues that these models 
arc more appropriate because they arc valid from 
(he child's point of view . But because he is a man, 
who in this case is speaking for children, the argu- 
ment rings somewhat false. He refers to J. Z. Eg- 
ington’s Greeh Love and his idealization of the 
* 'mentor relationship” with the tacit understand- 
ing that such a relationship is completely desir- 
able. (There has been some criticism of the patri- 
archal politics in the traditional greek man/boy- 
teacher/mentor relationship, and 1 think that 
these relationships have to be looked at more 
closely before they are continued to be used with 
such unquestioned tenacity.) 1 suspect that O’Car- 
roll ’s hesitancy to criticize the family more harshly 
is due to the fact that he enjoys and idealizes the 
pareni/child relationship. 

Some of the discussion of children’s rights are 
quite good, but every now and then you get the 
feeling that O’CarroU is much more a shy liberal 
than a radical. "I must admit it: ieiiing children 
do what they want makes me nervous. I’m scared 
of anarchy. ) used to like a reasonably orderly 
classroom, full of well-behaved children who put 
their hand up to ask questions one at a lime, who 
paid attention to what I told them and who didn't 
give too much trouble ... I don’t boss children 
around, but just in small things — like suggesting 
that they put their lollypop wrappers in a waste 
bin — I automatically find myself modelling their 
behaviour." Although he appreciates some 
aspects of free-for-all-commune-living (which he 
then associates with giving children LSD and let- 
ting them play with loaded guns) he is clearly en- 
trenched in a middie-class view of “niecness” and 
this clearly affects his relationships with children. 
Coming across like a modern-day Mr. Chipps 
(whose study was surely not littered with lollypop 
wrappers) O’CarroU posits a view of the new liber- 
ated child: nice, well behaved, obedient, yet sex- 
ual. 

I think that this desire to have “nice” children is 
rooted in his basic view of children (especially 
boys), "The men in boy-man relationships know 
that most of the boys are not going to grow up to 
be gav. they arc Ariel spirits, happy for the mo- 
ment to give and receive affcclion and sex play, 
but soon they will fly away to girls and adult- 
hood.” This rather leachy description comes 
somew here between puppy-dog tails and the Walt 
Disney version of Peter Pan (the original J. M. 
Barrie Peter was a i;elfish, snotty, urchin). As for 
the percentage of boys involved in a boy/man 
rdatiomhip becoming gay ot straight , 1 don’t 
know of any studies that prove it either way. But 
O'CarroH's “hail to thee blithe spirit” approach 


smacks of Victorian sentimentality that bears little 
relation to the lives of children. If he prizes the 
boys (and loves them) because he sees them as 
these almost ethereal sprites — son of young no- 
ble savages — his understanding of them is as off 
as that of adults who insist on de-sexualizing 
them. 

Because his experience as a paedophile is almost 
exclusively with boys — and his study attempts to 
entail both the girl and boy lover — 1 found his 
discussions of the former rather sketchy. He does 
make some good points — and takes into consid- 
eration the differences in raising boys and girls in 
our culture — but becau.se his main irneresi i.s in 
boys these discussions are much stronget, I ihinV 
that for a better understanding we are going to 
havf to turn to a girl-lover (prefereably both a 
male and a female) and listen to their experience. 

This weakness in dealing with girl-love comes, 
partly, from the fact that O’Carroil, for ail of hi> 
understanding about how fucked-up sexual roles 
are, is still somewhat in sympathy with them: or ai 
least he is against tossing the whole mess out the 
window. Feminist writers like Kate Milieu and 
Shulamiih Firestone arc much stauncher in thdi 
attacks on roles, and 1 think that they go further in 
those very places where O’Carroll falls short. The 
questions of "children’s rights" is onh a pan of 
broader questions of “human rights.” Disrupting 
the traditional family only enough to irtclude child 
sexuality is not enough to make major cultural 
changes. It is a beginning, and at this time for 
most people an unthirikable one. but it is not 
enough. 

1 have dwell on some negative aspects of Paedo- 
philia because there is so much good in it to 
recommend that to enumerate would be a disser- 
vice since it should be read in its entirety. It should 
be kept in mind that while it is smart, intelligem. 
sensitive, and informed — radical it’s not. 

Whatever the faults of Paedophilia its impor- 
tance is highlighted by comparison to other books 
on the topic. One of the most odious has just been 
published and lest there is any doubt as to its 
political inclinations (or influence) it has been 
chosen as a selection in the Conservative Book of 
the Month Club. 

The Death of Innocence: Hov-' Our Children are 
Endangered by (he AVw Sexual Freedom by Sant 
Janus is a completely irresponsible collection of 
misunder.standing.s. mi.sreadings. and jus; plain 
lies maquerading as scientific truth and sophisti- 
cated psychological insight, Janus’s ihesi,^ i.s that 
our “permissive and sexually liberated’’ society 
has forced sexuality upon children and that iliis 
premature exposure has denied the children of 
their “latency” period — a time that .lanus in.sisi.'- 
is vital to their growth and development. 

Aside from a gross misreading of the Freudian 
notion of the “latency period.” Janus compares 
his notion of the “latency period” to the "poic- 




NAMBLA NEWS FALL 19*1 


17 


NAMBLA IN THE NEWS!!! 

On 7 Dec. 1980, 25 NAMBLA mem- 
bers &. supporters picketed and 
demonstrated at the Bridgewater 
Sexual Treatment Center. This was 
the first-ot-its-kind gay demo at a 
prison where gay men are incarcef- 
ated for non-violent consensual sex 
contacts with minor males. The in- 
mate population at this unit is 170 
men. The number of admitted gay 
men here tor statutory sex offenses 
is 30. While 3 NAMBLA members 
went Inside to visit Richard Peluso, 
the rest picketed outside. The police 
screamed: “0, my god! it's the fag- 
gots! It must be Gay Liberation!” 

After we marched back and forth in 




cheering support and waving cloths ! 
from between the window bars — an 
old cop said we’d have to move off 
prison property. This meant about 15 
yards to one side, we told him we 
had finished the demo. While 
Reeves and Mitze! put the placards 
back into a car, a lumberjack type 
butch character — who had taken 
photos of us all {as well as snaps of 
our license plates) — came up and 
identified himself as James Burke, of 
the U.S. Postal Investigators. He told 
us to call him at his office. We then 
took a picture of him. Why were the 
feds recording a legal demo at a stale 
facility? Where are the budget cuts 
when we really need them? 


RHODE ISLAJsiD 

Sexual penetration with another person under 13 yrs. of age. Sexu<U 
penetration means sexual intercourse, cutmilingus, fellatio, and 

13 

First Decree Sexual Asauli 

(Chap. 37) 

anal intrusion, or any other intrusion however slight, by any part of 

(Sec. n-37-2) 

a person's body or by any object into genital or anaJ opening (Sec. 



(1979) 

11-73-1. Definitions) 



(Sec. lI-37-») 

Sexual contact with another person under 13 yrs. of age. Sexual 
contact means the intentional touching of victim’s or actor’s in- 



(1979) 

limaie pans, clothed or unclothed, if that intentional touching can 
be reasonably construed as intended by the actor to be for the pur- 


Second Degree Sexual Assault 

(Sec. n-37-6) 

pose of sexual arousal, gratification or assault. (Sec. 11-73-1. 

13 

(1979) 

Definitions) Intimate pans means the genital or anal areas, groin, 
inner thigh or buttock of any person or the breast of a female. (Sec. 



(Sec. 11-37.8) 

11-73-1 , Definitions) 

• 



(1979) 

Sexual penetration “with another person over the age of thirteen 
(13) years and under the age of consent, sixteen (16) years of age.” 
(Note: An earlier act, also in 1979, had amended this section to 

16 

Third Degree Sexual Assault 


read: “Every person who shall commit an indecent assault and bat- 
tery on a child under the age of thirteen years shall upon conviction 

13 

(Indecent Assault and Battery on Child 


...” Neither of the 1979 amendments referred to the other, accord- 

Under 13) 


ing to the compiler of the bound volume of statutes. Indecent 
assault is not listed in the Definitions, Sec. 11-37-1) 




Assault with intent to commit first degree sexual assault 

13 

Assault iVith intent To Commit First 
Degree Sexual Assault 

NEW YORK 

Note: Lack of consent by the victim is an essential dement of every 
offense in Article 130 (except consensual sodomy which has been 



(Penal Code, Art. 130, 
Sex Offenses) 

held unconstitutional). Lack of consent results from incapacity to 
consent. “A person is deemed incapable of consent when be is (a) 
less than seventeen years old; . . .*’ Sec. 130.05) 



(Sec. 130.20) 
(Sec. 130.3S) 

Deviate sexual intercourse with another person without the latter’s 
consent (i.c., below 17). Deviate sexual intercourse means sexual 


Sexual Miscondu ct 

conduct between persons not married to each other consisting of 
contact between the penis and the anus, the mouth and the penis, or 
the mouth and the vulva. (Sec. 130.(X), Sex Offenses; Definitions of 
Terms) 

n 

(a Class A misdemeanor) 





(Engaging in deviate sexual intercourse) 


(Consensual Sodomy) 


Note: This offense was not in the proposed Penal Law submitted to 
the 1965 session of the Legislature, but the Legislature added it. 

17 

(a Class B misdemeanor) 


and in 1977 it was held unconstitutional as denying equal protec- 
tion of the law (in re P.. 92 Misc 2d 62. 400 N.Y.S. 2d 455 (1977) 


' 


which held that the right of privacy prohibits the state from 
proscribing private consensual sodomy in view of the absence of 
any indication that such sodomy causes public harm). Note that 
persons under 17 are deemed incapable of consent. See Sexual 
Misconduct. See. 130.20, above. 






18 


NAMBLA ^fl:ws FALL tMl 




The stale should have nothing to do with sex- 
uality. This is. more or less, the position of 
NAMBLA. 

Alas, the heterosexual tyranny. Tilled lo the 
brim with Je»-Chrisicr taboos, is ever increasing 
its power and prerogatives over private citizen.'’ 
sexual behavior. Reccni atlcmpts lo change the 
stair’s relation to patrolling sexuality, as for ex- 
ample the recent ones in Washington, D.C., dem- 
onstrate the task ahead. A bill to decriminalize sex 
among children raised hackles from every Chnster 
spook-peddler in that tormented city. This item 
was quickly deleted. The sponsor of the refonn 
package admitted that his proposals were meant to 
streamline the rape laws, not do away with them. 
Heightened awareness, discussion and legal tam- 
perings with sex laws only mean one thing; more 
slate scrutiny, more spying, more surveillance and 
more arrests. More harpy screams of victimiza- 
tion . 

Hou can sutc intervention in sexuality be justi- 
fied? 

Well, one favorite lie from right-wingers is that 




a strict tyranny of sexual repression is required to 
keep the Amerikan family intact. If this kind of 
sexual dictatorship is required to maintain the het 
nuclear family, it would be best to let it go the way 
of all bad things. Happily, the het nuke family is 
already in rapid decay. 

The liberals can’t really swing with this right- 
wirtg lie. They need something more appropriately 
pteudo-scieruifK and upacak' to make kgiiinute 
massive state apparatus for hunting out and crim- 
toalizing sexual dissenters. Liberals, however, by 
and large share the fundamentai sexual assump- 
tions of the rcaoionarics. Liberals still defer to the 
repressive notion that any sex outside of het coupl- 
ing is. at least, naughty and tidliating and, more 
than likdy, psychologically dangerous and harm- 
ful to those who engage in it. 

With this kind of nonsense enjoying its current 
cachet, it’s clear that we need a revolution in our 
sexual ardtudes. And a revolution in artitudes is 
not going to come about from the pro-status quo 
liberals. 

If the state's advocates can sell this idea that all 


proscribed sex involves “victimization.” it is no 
surprise that simple-minded and greedy opoortun- 
isis would soon develop services lo fill ifie de- 
mand. These names arc familiar to us now; Judi- 
Ann C>enscn-Gcrbet. Det. Lloyd Mat Lin. Nurse 
Ann Burgess and Nick Groth. Ail are in the busi- 
ness of criminalizing, processing and ‘‘treating” 
those who don’t match the repressive sex norm. 
Their life’s blood is furthering the fallacy of sex- 
ual victimization. They all believe in expanding 
the concept of '‘sexual victimization.” it’s a 
booming racket. It prospers off the ruined lives of 
gay men and boy-lovers. Their prosperity regutres 
Our misery. 

This crew has spednealiy largctied NAMBL.A 
for liquidation, as the recent raids <see front page) 
demonsuatc. They have spread the foulest kinds 
of lies about boy-lovers and NAMBLA. They libel 
and smear deliberately, recklessly and with malice. 
And they th/nk their evil will go unchecked 

Weil, if these creatures can dish i( out, lei’s see 
if their own seamy activities can beat a little sun- 
light and scrutiny. • 


$ THE VICTIMIZATION SCAM & ITS CLIP ARTISTS $ 


VICTIMIZATION RIP-OFF 
ARTIST ffli 

JUDI-ANN DENSEN-GERBER 

From one perspective, it's just a great pity that 
so many European Jews who came to America 
chose secular assimilation. Were Judi today the 
wife of some dark-clad rabbi (as she is the 
daughter of rabbis), hovering on the fringes of 
Amerikan society, her ranting and posturing 
would be of no consequence. Alas, things have 
turned out otherwise. 

Many twisted anti -gay crusaders have come and 
gone this past decade. Somehow wicked-witch 
Judi hangs on. I thought she would fade from the 
scene as the result of NY Atty. Gen. Abrams’ in- 
vestigation into the charges of rampant abuses at 
Judi’s drug-rehab scam, Odyssey House. Little 
hz.> yet been is.sued from the A.G. Perhaps Judi 
and her friends bought this one off. Anyone who 
boasts of past close personal relationships with 
Nelson and Happy Rockefeller, as Judi docs, is 
surely capable of committing the foulest deeds — 
and then boasting of them in a glad-song press 
release, 

I always thought the strange timing of her hub- 
by’s firing as NYC's Medical Examiner at the 


This is Judi- Ann Donseo-Gertier. She’s 
known as “Jingle-Bells" Judi because once 
when 8 drug addict inmate passed over at her 
Odyssey House scam, Judi summoned all 
the other inmates to gather around the stiff 
and she sang "Jingle Bells.” Sick joke as 
tribute. 



same lime as the Abrams probe was launched indi- 
cated a connection. Perhaps the probe was begun 
because someone learned that Judi was shipping 
the drug addict corpses from Odyssey to hobb> 
who wrote up false death certificates so Judi’s 
croak-quota wouldn't get too high. Wouldn't 
want to interrupt the How of those lovely federal 
funds. 

That the New York press (even the left-wing 
Guardiant) still swallow Judi as a legit source pro- 
ves their gullibility — and their complicity in the 
ongoing witchhunt. Judi’s abuses have time and 
again been publicly documented. 'Yet, like the pro- 
verbial bad penny, she keeps turning up. And like 
any other brazen loud Jewish kvetch, .she won't 
close that motor-mouth filled with lies. Every time 
that fat trap opens, she jeopardizes public safei\’. 

it is my fervent prayer each night — lo which- 
ever god wilt listen — that some day, the legions of 
drug addicts she cages and spits on and humilunes 
at the Odyssey House jail will rise up in a spon- 
taneous fit of righteous fury and quick!) put an 
end to this blathering, dark, demented daughter of 
dead Moses. 



VICTIMIZATION RIP-OFF 
ARTIST ^2 1 

DET LLOYD MARTIN, L.A.P.D. 

At one point. 1 wanted so much lo be the per- 
sonal nemesis of Martin. A militant faggot with 
pen-jn-hand bringing down a crooked, pro-fascist 
Chrisier cop who hangs boys over cliffs and 
threatens them wiih death unless they name boy- 
lovers! What sweet justice it would be. 

Alas, having seen Martin close up (in duo with 
his mousy-cracker wife Beth) and watched him do 
his travelling kid-porn show, I’ve decided my 
talents deserve better than this tacky, two- 
dimensional target. Martin and his wife arc 
nothing more than ouitakes from John Waters's 
Pot vest er. 

And sure enough, we find Martin’s fat hand in 
the recent NA.MBLA arrests. A bully like Lloyd 
loves to beat up fags. Martin wa.s right there in 
Los Angeles where John Sherman was nabbed. 
Marlin is always phoning the FBI and postal in- 
spectors lo see which queers he can snare next. It's 
a buvv life. Why haven’t the ux-payers of L.A. 
made Marlin account for his nation-wide crime 
wave? Isn’t there enough trouble for him to make 
in Los Angeles? Lloyd’s sort of like a smelly fart 
in a crowded elevator; unfortunaieK everyone ha.' 
to get a whiff before ii disappears. 

Lloyd's roots? 

He grew up a little hillbilly in Arkansas. His 
own kind didn't want him so he was farmed out to 


This snap of Del. Lloyd Martin was taken on 
the TV as Lloyd was a guest on the "The 7(X) 
Club” — a Bible-thumping hour. Lloyd was 
there pushing his "victimization-kld-porn” 
scam. Lloyd said on this show that pedo- 
philes actually wail for babies to be bom so 
that — - just minutes after birth — they can 
grab the "post-fetuses" and ’’sexually victim- 
ize" them. The Chrisier Host, duly scandal- 
ized, asked viewers to cough up “Dollars for 
Jesus," Lloyd’s cut was not revealed. 


some other yahoo clan. He grew up a boy unloved 
— so he says. He surfaced a.^ an adult in the 
uniform of the parafascisi LAPD. He has done 
well there. I have no information as to the numbei 
of citizens Martin has killed, crippled or wounded 
in the “Line of Duty” (as they quaintly call it). 

But since Lloyd is sexually-repressed to the Nth 
degree, he had to target L.A. faggots and bo>- 
lovcrs for his special harassment. As a reward to 
his repression. 

And he hung Patricia Pruc's .sons over a cliff 
and ordered them lo cough up names. 

To see Lloyd in action on the kid-porn talk cir- 
cuit leslines to the reality of the price of sexual 
repression. He embodies everything ugly, ami-liie 
and brutal in the Amerikan character. He plays at 
being a big b-foot-5 He-Man. Law Enforcer, Real 
Guy. Christ-Loving Family Man. But .screwed up 
real tight somewhere in that walking stiff, there 
must be something human, alive and semi-real 
struggling to gel out. It ain't gonna make it. Too 
late. 

In his raps to audiences, Martin freely idemifies 
himself as ”a pedophile.” I'm sure he is — an in- 
operative one. He brags about how much he like' 
to line up his hunky sons (the oldest is 19) and hue 
and kiss them every night (in front of the wile and 
the other h(iys). 

Mv guess is that this .MI-.Anierlcan Thue 

will soon move (or be tossed) oft the police bca; 
and wind up on the $1000 a night Lecture Circuit 



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VICTIMIZATION RIP-OFF 
ARTIST NUTTY NURSE 
DEAN ANN BLTIGESS 

Nutty Nurse Ann Burgess, who runs the Boston 
University Nursing Schoo/. is a brash new-comer 
into the Viciimizafion Circuit But. like a meieo: 
passing through the night sky, Burgess has flashed 
brightly for just a minute and has turned to cold 
ash. 

Burgess got 50Gs from the feds to help set up 
centers lo "rehabilitate victims of child por- 
nography." When ! spoke to her several months 
back, she told me she didn’t have any vjciints yet 
for her program but was still on the prowl. For her 
next fiscal year, she is asking the Reagan admim>- 
traiion for a half million. Dollars. Not victims. 

Who is this crazed nurse? Well, she arrived at 
B.U.’s Nurse School with the installation of one- 
armed, authoritarian B.U. Prez John Siltser. On 
campus, she is known as a total creature loyal to 
ami-gay Siibcr. Burgess actually brags about how 
closely she works w’ith the FBI and law enforcers, 
often inviting them onto campus. 

I don’t know if Burgess is one of these anti-gay 
lesbian types like Florence Rush. But when Tom 
Reeves asked her if she was heterosexual, l.a Bur- 
gess took 6 long seconds (I counted) to decide 
what she was. Like Flo Rush, she’s one of these 
establishment-oriented gay-haiers, who wants to 
gel in on the ground floor of the attack on boy- 
lovers. And these types will stoop to any cheap- 
ness to put pteopie in prisons. 


VICTIMIZATION RIP-OFF 

APTKST Md- 

NICHOLAS GROTH PhD 

Wr’JJ finish off with Nickie Groih, and none 
too soon. Nick’s son of a itew-comer lo this racket 
too. Like his frierKl Nutty Nurse Burgess. They’ve 
even co-authored some slimy litiic pro-victimiza- 
tion propaganda book. 

I find it difficult to write Groth’s name without 
thinking of some grotesque malignant tumor, 
^fme huge goiter on a fat person’s neck. Perhaps 
the image fits. 

Nick Groth advertises himself as ‘‘Doc,’’ but 
he’s only a PhD, not an MD. When you write him. 
and he writes back, you see how illiterate this PhD 
is. Can’t spell. Usually I ignore such minor flaws, 
but it’s hard not to notice when his very own sta- 
tionery is emblazoned with "PhD" all over it. 


(Roiarians, cops. Elks, etc.). He carries around a 
suitcase full of rather dated kid and adult sex mags 
lo pass around among smut-hungry convcnlion- 
eers. He gives his rap about Roger, a 45-ycar-old 
BL masochist who paid youths to shove things up 
his ass. Roger died in 1979, perhaps in Martin’s 
custody. 

Freaks like Martin can be dangerous. On the 
bright side, Martin is so obviously greedy, so 
demonstrably stupid, aggressive and obsessed, it is 
dear his fate will be something between Willy 
Loman and Jack Ruby. I see him at some “Sky- 
light Vista" room in a convention-sized Howard 
Johnson. The dinner dishes have been cleared 
away. The fat law enforcers unbutton their vests 
and light up their smelly cigars ar>d snigger as the 
kid pom is passed around. Well worth the $100 fee 
to sec this stuff! Uoyd is into his rap, showing a 
picture of Roger’s asshole with a dildo up it. Then 
. . . suddenly , . . Martin turns blue . . . pitches 
forward . . . and . . . well ... the ambulance ar- 
rives too late . . . the CPR didn’t work; he only 
spit up and then choked on his vomit. RIF Det. 
Lloyd Manin. There’s a sea of hot faggot gism in 
that special comer of Christcr Hell where crooked 
cops who hang kids over cliffs go. And methinks 
they’ve reserved you a special place. What a 
wa-ste! Looking at those big cracker lips, you 
might have made .a hot cocksucker. Maybe next 
life around, ch? 


Null) Nurst Burgess organrzed and played host- 
ess to e " Victirriizaiion" conference in Boston in 
.Maich. Members and supporters of .N'.AMBL.A 
trashed ihi.'. conference and left Nuiiy Nurse just a 
bundle of nerves. When asked why she helped 
send BLs to prison, Burgess denied any role as 
police agent. “Our job is to sensitize police about 
the child moiesret once they have them in 

CUSUKt S . " 

Burges- i‘- a w, -/cried Jitiie old sioman. Bu< with 
a sharp eye for a scam. If you have her over to diri- 
ner, you might think about counting the spoons 
af let she leaves. 

.Ai her conference. Burgess showed some kid 
porn .slides ihai cops stole from George Jacobs. 
Burgess smirked, giggled, and made ribald re- 
marks abovii pubescent boys in red underpani.s. 
The largest ktd porn col/emon in the U.S. ts in the 
possession o_f the htufty Nurse. Such a mistake. 
The Pope must be green with envy, if he’s still 
alive. 

As to helping in the victimization racket. Nurse 
is doing real fine. There is a young man named 
Jim who lives in Boston. Jim is now 16 and is gay- 
identified. When Richard Peluso pleaded guilty to 
sex acts with a minor, Jim was the boy named in 
the indictments. Jim’s name was given by police to 
the Nutty Nurse. She needs victims, right? Burgess 
arrived unanounced at Jim’s family home. She 
wanted to talk to Jim and his parents about his 
“victimization,’’ Jim told me that when La Bur- 
gess tried to barge in, Jim’s father slammed the 
door in her face. Nurse, injured, turned to her 


friends the cops. Jim was picked up h> poli-cc and 
taken against his wilt \o Nurtz's towering seragho. 
There he was held for 4 hours and quesiione-d a: 
length and ir detail aboui his sc\ history. Burgess 
insisted he had been "scarred for liie." .lini was 
bright enough to lie to the Nutty Nurse; she is so 
stupid she'll never know the difference. Jim got 
home safely. Bur when Nurse Burgess yaks on 
about how she'.s an evperi in \ ictimology , darling, 
she’s right on the mark. She practises the craft 
herself. She'd probably hang kids over cliffs, like 
her friend Lloyd Martin, if she could get away 
with it. The muscle is surely there — some c*f lu'i 
nurse hanger.v-on looked pretty hutch to me 

I .see that Nicholas Grsith (see below) i.-- having 
another victimization confab at B.Lf iho tall. 
Alas. Nuiiy N'urt/'s name is nowhere to he seen on 
the program. Dropped like a hot potato since she 
botched the last kid porn confab. The Pall Ot The 
House of Burgess. NAMBL.-k trashed a and made 
her and Lloyd look like fools. No wonder ihe\ 
want to arrest us all. Well, murder will out and or 
shit floats — whichever cliche fits. 

Meanwhile she has all those butch nurse-- to 
make it with. 1 recall that poor Ramon Navarro 
died when the Ferguson brothers, pieces of trade 
he picked up in Lloyd Martin's territory, showed 
that lovely onyx dildo down his throat. Valentino 
had given it to him. Perhaps, now that Nutty 
Nurse is in repose, she can get one of her 
girlfriends lo shove a fancy dildo (given her by 
Martin? stolen from Roger’s collection?) down 
her throat and make a quick end to her e.xpioit- 
aiive existence, 

Lackies lo fascists deserve no less. 


Nickie runs the “Sexual Treatmcm’’ center in 
the Connecticut Penal system. 1 have no informa- 
tion as to any corvnexion between the correctional 
system in that state and organized crime, but 
rumors p»ersisi. Rumors also swept NAMBLA last 
spring that Nickie was a "shock doc" — that he 
zapped imprisoned BLs with juice as part of 
“therapy." Who knows how Nickie heard the 
rumor, Bm hear it he did. He ran out of the Nutty 
Nurse confab to protest to the NAMBLA protest- 
ors that he never had and never would use electro- 
shock on sex dissenters. Groth, however, did not 
volunteer what sadistic treatments he prefers to 
electro-shocks (there are many) nor did he disclose 
how it is he turns Connecticut queers into more 
conforming citizens. 

Is Nickie from a foreign country? He sounded 
like some mittic-european in a Drac film. 

You should see Groth and co-author Burgess 
together. What a lively pair! Sort of the George 
Burns d Grade Allen of the Victimization Circuit. 
"Say goodnight, Nutty Nurse!" Nick wangled a 
job out of the Conn. Correctional patronage- 


merchants. We will not ask his political credcniiai.i 
or whom he had to blow to get the job in that Maf- 
run Slate. Meet Nick and you’d think you had on 
your hands some Roman Polanski reject from a 
pre-Sharon-Taie-dcath thriller. I’ve met Nick. 
Now 1 carry garlic around. Just in case. 

1 don’t know any of Nick's victims at the CT .sex 
treatment center. But I’m working on it. Each and 
every one of these men will no doubt have fabu- 
lous — and incredible — stories of how the en- 
lightened state of Connecticut and PhD Nickie 
Groth have treated them. I'm here in docu/tien! 
and publicize each and every abuse and transgres- 
sion. 

Nick Groth will certainly follow the pattern: .so- 
called career of "victimization" turned into ram- 
pageous transgressor of individual rights and 
stomper of prisoners’ rights once he gets them into 
his grip. Mad Doc Frankenstein. Changed hi,s 
name. 

Someday. Groth may mate with the Nutiy 
Nurse or Old-Tcstamem .Advocate Jingle Bells 
Judi. Nine months later comes the birth of Omen: 
Port fV. 


There’s one strong unifying theme shared by the 
careers of all these so-called victimization experts. 
Each and every one of them has a captive and 
totally subservient population they can abuse and 
terrorize at will. Their victims have no redress. 

Lloyd Marlin has all L.A. to bump off. The 
L.A. cops rank with Houston’s and New Orleans’ 
as the most brutal. Martin surely does his bit. 
Jingle BcUs Judi Densen-Gerber has a building 
filled with strung-oul black and Puerto Rican (and 
a few whilcy) drug addicts. She pushes them 
around and bills herself as a messiah. Son of like a 
Jewish Jim Jones. Judi-Town here they come! 

B.U.’s Nutty Nurse has a whole school to ter- 
rorize. She stalks the streets for boy children to 
whisk into her dykey den to brain-wash with hei 
victimization mumbo-jumbo. A Broderick Craw- 
ford in drag, she can give a kid the third degree to 
beat the band. Hell of a price just for some blow 
job. Ghouls like Burgess certainly can take the fur: 
out of sex. This is their mission. 

PhD Nickie Groth has a whole prison popula- 


tion to experiment on and exploit. Dr. Mencle 
could still be on the loose, claiming now that he's 
solving the problem of victimization. And Jingle 
Bells Judi would be the first to sign up. How limes 
have changed! But frauds smell other frauds a 
mile away, no matter the tenor of the regime. For 
these snake-oil p»eddlers, faggots and BLs are ju.si 
slabs on the decks, boys to get shocked, geeks to 
get grilled, song-birds to be made to sing. 

What Judi. Lloyd. Nurtz and Nickie have yet to 
fully appreciate — so stupid they have never read 
anything about Paris 1789-179? — is that when 
the time comes and when the power shifts occur, 
they’ll be out on their asses and hiding out from 
those who will seek them out to make all of them 
pay for each and every crime. 1 can hear the 
squeaky tumbril now, on its path to its dcslination 
— a fate these ancicn regimers so richly de.serve. 
All in the na.mc of pseudo-science. Theirs. • i 
by MITZEL 




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TIONS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED BY VARIOUS FBI FIELD OFFICES CONCERN- 
ING MATTERS INVOLVING SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN, 
INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF OBSCENE MATTER, AND UNITE SLAVE 
TRAFFIC ACT UHICH HAVE INVOLVED INDIVIDUALS UHO ARE MEMBERS 
OR ASSOCIATES OF NAMBLA. NAMBLA IS DEFINED FROM THEIR OUN 
CORRESPONDENCE AS HAVING BEEN FORMED IN DECEMBER, n?fi, AS 
|_AN ORGANIZATION UHOSE MAIN GOALS ARE TO ORGANIZE SUPPORT 
FOR MEN AND BOYS INVOLVED IN SEXUAL AND OTHER RELATIONSHIPS . 
UITH EACH OTHER AND TO HELP EDUCATE SOCIETY ABOUT THEM. 

NAMBLA IS COMPOSED OF PEDERAST/BOY LOVERS UHO OPENLY 
EXPRESS THEIR VIEUS AND ATTITUDES THROUGH PUBLICATIONS, 
CORRESPONDENCE AND THE NEUS MEDIA. 

THE NAMBLA PHILOSOPHY, AS EXPRESSED IN THEIR PUBLICATIONS, 
_ADVOCATES THAT ITS MEMBERSHIP IS OPEN TO ALL INDIVIDUALS 
_SYMPATHETIC TO MAN/BOY LOVE IN PARTICULAR, AND SEXUAL FREEDOM 
_IN GENERAL. NAMBLA IS STRONGLY OPPOSED TO AGE OF CONSENT LAUS 
_AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS UHICH DENY ADULTS AND YOUTHS FROM 
ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY. 


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ATTENDANCE WERE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIVE 
DIVISION-, INTELLIGENCE DIVISION-, LEGAL COUNSEL DIVISION^ THE 
NEW YORK OFFICE AND WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE-, CONCERNING 
INVESTIGATIONS ENTITLED 


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THESE INVESTIGATIONS HAVE UNCOVERED A MYRIAD OF CRIMINAL 
ACTIVITIES BY INDIVIDUAL NAMBLA MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES TO 
INCLUDE NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING-, FRAUD BY WIRE-, CONSPIRACY TO 
KIDNAP-, PASSPORT VIOLATIONS-, ITOM-, AND WSTA. 

THE ABOVE CONFERENCE POINTED OUT THE NEED FOR A 
COORDINATED EFFORT BY ALL RECEIVING OFFICES TO INVESTIGATE 
IDENTIFIED NAMBLA MEMBERS-, WHOM THERE IS REASON TO BELIEVE ARE 
IN VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAWS AND WHO ARE USING NAMBLA OR 
THEIR ASSOCIATION IN FACT TO ATTAIN THEIR ILLEGAL GOALS. 

THE OBJECTIVES OF THIS INVESTIGATION WOULD BE TO DETERMINE 
THE EXTENT OF CRIMINAL INTERACTION BETWEEN VARIOUS NAMBLA 
MEMBERS AND TO ACCUMULATE SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO INDICT THOSE 




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HEMBERS IDENTIFIED AS BEING PART OF A CRIHINAL ENTERPRISE- 

TO ACCOHPLISH THESE GOALS-, EACH RECEIVING OFFICE IS 
REQUESTED TO REVIEW ITS INTELLIGENCE BASE OVER THE LAST 
FIVE YEARS TO DETERMINE: 1- WHICH NAMBLA MEMBERS ARE SUSPECTED 
OF BEING INVOLVED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AMD RESIDE IN YOUR 
DIVISIONf S- WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THESE INDIVIDUAL 
MEMBERS WITHIN THE NAMBLA ORGANIZATION? 3- IDENTIFY THE 
EXISTENCE OF LOCAL NAMBLA CHAPTERS WITHIN YOUR' DIVISION- 
SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFY LOCATIONS WHERE NAMBLA 
MEMBERS MEET AND WHERE THERE IS PROBABLE CAUSE TO BELIEVE 
THAT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY TAKES PLACE- SPECIFY THE TYPE OF 
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. S. EACH OFFICE SHOULD ALSO IDENTIFY-, BY 
SYMBOL NUMBER-, SOURCES WHO WOULD BE IN A POSITION TO PROVIDE 
FIRST HAND INFORMATION CONCERNING THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, 
t- IDENTIFY ANY EVIDENCE OR PROBABLE CAUSE THAT NAMBLA IS A 
FRONT FOR THE CONDUCT OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES AS DEFINED UNDER 
THE NEW SEXUAL EXPLOITATIN OF CHILDREN STATUTE -CTITLE Ifii USC-, 
SECTION ESS1-EES5}-, ITOM STATUTE-, OR WSTA STATUTE- 7- IDENTIFY 
PREVIOUS INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING NAMBLA MEMBERS WHICH HAVE 



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TO DEMONSTRATE A PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY- fl- PROVIDE 
INFORMATION CONCERNING THE METHOD OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN 
NAMBLA MEMBERS AND THE FEASIBILITY OF UTILIZING ELECTRONIC 
SURVEILLANCE-. MAIL COVERS-, COOPERATING WITNESSES OR INFORMANTS-. 
IN DEVELOPING PROSECUTABLE CASE REGARDING ANY CRIMINAL ACTIVITY 
BEING ENGAGED IN BY THESE INDIVIDUALS. T- WHAT INFORMATION IS 
AVAILABLE RELATING TO THE METHODOLOGY USED FOR PROCURING AND 
LOGISTICS USED BY NAMBLA MEMBERS TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY 
WITH CHILDREN? ID- IF INFORMATION EXISTS TO DEMONSTRATE 
THAT NAMBLAi OR ITS MEMBERS HAVE ENGAGED IN TRANSPORTING 
CHILDREN FOR SEXUAL PURPOSES-. IDENTIFY WHAT TYPES' OF CONVEY- 
ANCES-. AND IF FALSE DOCUMENTATION HAS BEEN USED TO 
FACILITATE THIS ACTIVITY. 

RECEIVING OFFICES SHOULD FORWARD THEIR RESPONSES TO FBIHfl-. 
OCS/CID BY COB B/l/fiS- 

A CONFERENCE WILL BE SCHEDULED BY FBIHdJ IN ORDER TO 
COORDINATE CAPTIONED INVESTIGATIVE EFFORT WITH INTERESTED FIELD 
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INVESTIGATIONS INVOLVING 


AND 


RESPECTIVELY. 

NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE SHOULD PROVIDE AN 
INVESTIGATIVE STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT DAYS FOCUSING ON THE 
RESOLUTION OF OUTSTANDING LEADS AND THE SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION 
OF SUBJECTS IDENTIFIED IN THeI 


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INVESTIGATION SHOULD RECEIVE 


HIGH PRIORITY WITHIN THE ORGANIZED CRIME PROGRAM. RECEIVING 
OFFICES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO DEDICATE SUFFICIENT MANPOWER 
AND RESOURCES TO ADEQUATELY ADDRESS THIS NATIONAL AND INTER- 
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ATTACHED COtlMUNICATION SETS FORTH A REQUEST TO RECEIVING 
OFFICES TO ADVISE FBIHfl OF ALL AVAILABLE INFORMATION REGARDING 
MEMBERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION -CNAMBLA} 

UHO ARE KNOWN TO BE ENGAGED IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY TO INCLUDE THE 
SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILDREN-, ITOM-, AND/OR USTA- THIS 
REQUEST IS BEING MADE IN ORDER THAT A COORDINATED EFFORT CAN BE 
MADE BY ALL RECEIVING OFFICES TO INVESTIGATE NAMBLA MEMBERS UHO ARE 
IN VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAWS AND ARE USING NAMBLA OR THEIR ASSOCIATION 
IN FACT TO ATTAIN THEIR CRIMINAL GOALS. 

THIS COMMUNICATION UAS COORDINATED WITH SSA l k 

LEGAL COUNSEL DIVISION-, AND MR. ALEX WHITE-, USDOJ. MR. WHITE 
OPINED THAT THIS INVESTIGATION DID NOT TRIGGER THE SENSITIVE 
CIRCUMSTANCE PROVISION OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL GUIDELINES AND 
DID NOT WARRANT DOJ AUTHORITY. 




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3. THE NEW JERSEY CHAPTER OF NAilBLA WAS FORMERLY LOCATED IN 
THE apartment OF I 


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are CURRENTLY INCARCERATED FOR SEX OFFENSES AND[ 


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HAS BEEN CONVICTED AND SENTENCED TO FIVE YEARS EACH ON FOUR COUNTS 
OF SEXUAL RELATIONS WITH A JUVENILE MALE; HOWEVER, HE IS OUT 
PENDING appeal. 

4. all known MEMBERS APPEAR TO BE INACTIVE AT THE PRESENT 


.TIME. 

5. NEWARK DOES NOT HAVE ANY SYMBOL NUMBER SOURCES IN A 
POSITION TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON NAMBLA, HOwEVER, A COOPERATING 
WITNESS IS available AND IS ABLE TO PROVIDE FIRST HAND INFORMATION 
ON A limited NUMBER OF NaMBLA MEMBERS AND ASSOCIATES. 

6. NEWARK has NO EVIDENCE THAT NAMBLA IS A FRONT FOR THE 
GONDtlCT OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES. 

7. THERE are NO KNOWN PRIOR I INVESTIGATIONS IN NEW JERSEY 
WHICH COULD BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE A PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY. 

8. NEWARK has NOt RECEIVED ANY INFORMATION WHICH WOULD SHOW 
THAT NaMBLA MEMBERS' A RE ENGAGED IN aMY TYPE OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY 




PAGE THREE,, NEWARK 145B- 1506, jjHCLAS 

OTHER THAN SEXUAL CONTACT WITH MALE YOUTHS. NAMBLA MEMBERS WHO ARE 
incarcerated usually EMPLOY SOME TYPE OF MAIL FORWARDING IN 
CORRESPONDING WITH OTHER MEMBERS OR , ASSOCIATES . THESE INDIVIDUALS 
ALSO appear to CONVERSE FREELY ON THE TELEPHONE WITH ONE ANOTHER 
BUT TOPIC OF CONVERSATIONS ARE NOT KNOWN. THE NaMBLA MEMBERS aND 
THEIR associates are allied TOGETHER BASED UPON THEIR BELIEFS AND, 
AS SUCH are DIFFICULT FOR INFORMANTS TO PENETRATE AND DEVELOP 
INFORflATiON ABOUT THEIR ACTIVITIES.. A VIGOROUS APPROACH SHOULD BE 

Taken toward prosecution of targeted nambla members/associates 

WITH THE GOAL OF OBTAINING THEIR COOPERATION AGAINST NAMBLA. A 
COOPERATING member/associate WHO IS CURRENTLY ACTIVE WOULD BE OF 
MUCH greater value AS HE WOULD BE ABLE TO DETAIL THE INNER WORKINGS 
and ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANIZATION.^ 

9*. INVESTIGATION HAS SHOWN THAT INITIAL CONTACTS ARE NORMALCY 
MADE BY NAMBLa MEMBER/ASSGCIaJES WITH POOR WHITE FAMILIES, OFTEN 
WITH,.SINQLE PARENT* Nambla member wins OVER PARENT(S) by BABY- 
SITTING or similar service WHICH GIVES parent RESPITE FROM CHILDREN 
WHILE at THE SAME TIME'GIVES nambla MEMBER ACCESS TO THE CHILDREN. 
DURING SEDUCTION PROCESS,' THE NAMBLA MEMBER GIVES POSSIBLY 



PAGE FOUR, NEWARK H5B- 150.6, UNCLaS 

financial ASSISTANCE AND A. DEGREE OF FREEDOM TO PARENT AND BUYS. 
PRESPTS AND TAKES CHILDREN TO PLACES THEY HAVEN’T BEEN BEFORE IN 
EFFO.RT TO COMPLETELY WIN THEIR TRUST AND RESPECT. 

THIS INITIAL SEDUCTION IS OF vital IMPORTANCE TO 'NAMBLa AS 
ONCE COMPL.ETED THE ■FAMILY IS UTILIZED AS A BASE OF OPERATIONS FOR 
attracting OTHER POOR OR AFFECTION- STARVED CHILDREN IN THE 
NEIGHBORHOOD. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED BY CHILDREN BRINGING SCHOOL- 
MATES OVER TO MEET NAMBLA MEMBERS AND PLaY WITH PRESENTS GIVEN 
THEM BY NAMBLA MEMBERS, CHILDREN WILLINGLY COMPLY WITH NAMBLA. 
MEMBER REQUESTS IN HOPES OF RECEIVING PRESENTS OR BEING TAKEN TO 
ENJOYABLE PLACES., 

10. PREVIOUS INVESTIGATION BY NASSAU COUNTY, NEW YORK 
DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, DOCUMENTED THAT VICTIM CHILDREN FROM 
NEW JERSEY WERE GIVp . train aND BUS TICKETS TO REACH LONG ISLAND, 
NEW.YoRk. VARIOUS MEMBERS OR ASSOCIATES FROM AROUND COUNTRY WOULD 
visit residence and engage in SEXUAL ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN . THESE 
individuals WERE SUCOESSFULLY PROSECUTED BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN 
NEW YORK. THERE WAS NO KNOWN FALSE DOCUMENTATION USED TO FACILI- 
TATE THIS activity. 

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VIOLATIONS OF THE STATES LAWS REGARDING SEXOAL EXPLOITATION OF CHILD- 
REN, THERE HAVE BEEN MO OCCASIONS THAT THOSE INDIVIDUALS ARRESTED 
HAVE ANY AFFILIATION WITH THE NAMBLA ORGANIZATION.] ^ I ADVISED 


ADDITIONALLY, THAT AS IS THE COURSE IN MOST OF THESE INVEST IG AT- IONS , 
SEARCH WARRANTS ARE USUALLY SECURED FOR THE RESIDENCE' OF THOSE INDI- , , 
VIDUALS ARRESTED. REVIEW OF GONFISCATb MATERIALS FROM THESE SEARCHES 

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HAS NOT REVEALED ANY TIES WITH THE NAMBLA ORGANIZATION, j IaDVISED 


THAT IN GENERAL, MOST PEDOPHILES DO NOT ALIGN THEMSELVES WITH THE 
NAMBLA ORGANIZATION, AS MOST ■ OF THEM ARE LOW-PROFILE PEOPLE AND WOULD 
LIKE TO MAINTAIN A CERTAIN LEVEL OF ANONYMITY CONCERNING THEIR 
SEXUAL PREFERENCES. THIS, OF COURSE, IS NOT THE POSITION TAKEN BY, 
THE NAMBLA MEMBERS WHO LEGISLATE OPENLY FOR FREEDOM OF SEXUAL CHOICE ■■ 
OF CHILDREN HAVING SEX WITH ADULTS. 

■REVIEW' OF PHILADELPHIA INDICES INDICATES NO POSIT IVE REFERENCES 
TO ANY CAPTIONED INDIVIDUAL. 

REVIEW, OF PHILADELPHIA DIVISION I45B CONTROL FILE REVEALS A 
TELETYPE TO NEWARK, FILE 145-d5Il FROM PHILADELPHIA, FILE 145- 1157, 
DATED JANUARY 18, 1983. THE FOLLOWING IS A SYNOPSIS OF THAT INFORMAr 
TION: 

ON JANUARY 1 1, 1985, 0FFICER| |, PHILADELPHIA POLICE 


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DEPARTMENT, SEX CRIMES UNIT, 3701 FRANKFORD AVENUE, 
WAS INTERVIEWED BY 


AND FURNISHED THE FOLLOWING 


INFORMAT ION: 


ADVISED THAT :THE NAMBLA CONFERENCE HELD ON OCTOBER 9 


THROUGH OCTOBER 11, 1983, IN PHILADELPHIA AT THE GAY AND LESBIAN 
COMMUNITY CENTER, 222 SOUTH CAMAC STREET , PHILADELPHIA, WAS 'ATTENDED 
BY POSTAL inspector! 


AND HIMSELF. 


|ADVISED THAT THE CONFERENCE WAS ATTENDED BY 75 TO 150 
INDIVIDUALS EACH DAY AND THIS VAR LED' BASED ON THE DAY ’S AGENDA., 

IaDVISED that ALTHOUGH THERE WAS AN EXTENSIVE NUMBER OF TOPICS 


ON THE AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION, IT WAS: HIS OPINION THAT AFTER SPEAKING 

WITH SOME OF THE NAMBLA MEMBERS , THAT THESE MEET INGS WERE REALLY : be 

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SET UP TO MAKE ."CONTACTS" SO THAT WHEN ONE MEMBER TRAVELS FROM- ONE 
CITY TO ANOTHER, ANOTHER MEMBER COULD PUT HIM, UP AT HIS PLACE OR 
DIRECT HIM TO A PLACE THAT COULD ACCOMODATE HIM. 

IpOINTED OUT THAT PHILADELPHIA IS DEING CONSIDERED AS THE 


L OCAT ION FOR NAMBLA ’ S NAT lONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR PH ILOSOPHIC AND 
GEOGRAPHIC REASONS. HE ADVISED THAT BECAUSE PHILADELPHIA IS BETWEEN 
WASHINGTON, D.C., AND NEW^ YORK, PHILADELPHIA IS MORE TOLERANT OF THE 
GAY COMMUNITY AND AS TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF NAMBLA’ S MEMBERSHIP 




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LIVE IN THAT MEGOPOLIS, PHILADELPHIA WOULD BEST. SERVE THEIR PURPOSES 
AS A "SAFE LOCATION" AS NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON, D.C., IS GETTING 


ALSO STATED THAT NAMBLA’S LAWYERS ARE NOW MAKING WHOLE- 


SALE REQUESTS FOR FOTPA ■ INFORMAT ION. IN AN ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE THE 
E HE NT OF INVEST IGAT IVE EFFORT S AIMED AT THEIR GROUP . IT3 ADD IT ION , 

A FUNi3 HAS BEEN SET UP TO PAY OFF COMPLAINT AMTS WHO HAVE BROUGHT: 
CHARGES AGAINST NAMBLA MEMBERS. 

IfURMISHED THE FOLLOWING PARTIAL LIST OF NAMES TAKEN FROM 


THE SIGN-IM REGISTER AT THE CONFERENCE: 


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/O ST AL INSPECTOR 'S OFFICE, PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYVAN lA , . AND OFFICER 

~ I , PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT, SEX CHIMES UNIT, HAS, 
SEEN RECONTACTED ALSO. UPON COMPLETION OF REINTERVIEWS OF BOTH. INDI- 
VIDUALS, PHILADELPHIA DIVISION WILL FORWARD ANY ADDITIONAL INVEST. IGA N 
TION CONCERNING NAMBLA ACTIVITIES IN THE PHILADELPHIA AREA. 

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. NOT IffiPRESENT A COMPLETE COMPILATION OF INFOI^^i^ON, CONTAINED . AT 
Bl|obKLTi^ QUEENS 1 ON' DECEMBER 20, /irg82. A FEDERAL SEARCH WARRANT WAS 
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CASE WAS .51iNVe4t 1GATED BY THE BROOKLYN -QUEENS OFFICE AEp THE NASSAU 
.COUNTY POLICE- DEPARTMEN^ PUHtNG. ;1 THE NA.SjSAU COUNIY^ DISTRIG'E,^^^^^^^ 

ATTOT^EY’S OFFICE PROSECUTEP SIX INEIVIPUALS FOR^ THE SEXUAL 
ACTI VITIES . THAT WERE OCCURRING AT Ilffi RESIDENCE OF I [ 

I ^ HAD BEEN, A FUGITIVE FROM ■ ' 

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YORl< NAMBEA ME^ER. ^ HE EViENTUALLY BEGAN ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL S 
ACTIVITIES WITH SEVERAL OF THESE PERSONS AT THE NAMBLA, 

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TOE INFORMATION TH^ IDENTIFY THOSE ACTIVITY. 

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INVESUGAT ION DIRECTED AT NAMBLA OR ANY. KNOWN MEMBERS GiF NAMBLA 
shortly AFTER THE FORMATION OF NAMBLA, THE BOSTONiAREA ^ 

I® IVDUALS..-^ ACTIVE IN THE ORGANIZATTON AND MOST- VISIBLE . 




IN A LEADERSHIP CAPACITY WERE 


. OTHER t^MSS HAVE AL'SO. surfaced 


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, OF NAMBLA. NO SO-CALLEE) MEMBER OF NAMBLA IS SUSPECTED 
OF ANY PARTICLLAR OR SPECIFIC CRIMINAL VI0LAT ION , 
ALTHOUGH IT IS SAFE TO ASSUME THAT AT . A MINIMUM THERE 
IS INVOLVEMENT IN TTOM MATTERS AND STATE AMD FEJ)ERAL 
CR IMfNAL ST/YTUTES CONCERNED W ITH ENGAGING ^ IN SEXUAL 
A-CTIVITY WITH MTNORS. \ ’ ' 

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APPARENTLY OCCUPIED LEADERSHIP 
■PDSSIT IONS' IN THE .BOSTON NAMBLA CHAPTER, THEIR PRESENT 
OR EVEN 'that OR THE . ORQANIZAT ION ITSELF IS NOT., KNOWN'. , , 
3. A LOCAL NAMBLA CHAPTER D ID EXIST , AND ' BOSTON' ' 
WAS THE SIT'e OF A NAMBLA CONFERENCE SEVERAL YEARS AGO , • . 
BUT AGAIN , IT IS "NOT KNOWN WHETHER 'TKE. BOSTON CHAPTER 
REMAINS 'ACr I VE.. ■ ' ■ *. . ' ' 

IN SEPTEMBER, 1984 ADVISED 


FORMER 


.-THAT HE COULD' FIND NO ONE DIRECTING THE EASTERN BRANCH v 
OF NAMBLA, AND EFFORTS BY SOURCE TO CONT.ACT-| 


WNO SOURCE KNEW BE A NAMBLA REPRESENT AT I VE FOR THE 
; BOSTON AREA, DREW- NO RESPONSE FROM I 


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MEETINGS WAS THE GLAD DAY BOOK, ^ORE ,: PRESEOT,LY LOCATED AT 
43 WIMip STREET, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. FORMER I 
HAD RELATED THAT HE OCCASIONALLY WENT THERE LOOKING FOR 
MATERIAL THAT -MIGHT COME WITHIN THE LEGAL DEFINITION OF 
THE child PROTECTION ACT (CPA) WITH NEGATIVE RESULTS. tHERE - 
W AS , HOWE'TER , J AMPLE AMOUNT OF; MATER lAL BOTH BOOKS AND ,, 
PHOTOGRAPHS^, DEPICTING YOUNG MALES IN SITUATIONS INVOLVING 
NUDITY. , , ' 

A FEW BLOCKS FROM THE GLAD DAY BOOKSTORE Tn'BOSTON’S 
"COMBAT ZONE", ONE CAN FIND NUMEROUS PAPERBACKS DEPICTING 
SEXUAL ACTIVITY BETWEEN ADULTS AND CHILDREN , HOWEVER , 

ACCORDING TO THE U.S. ATTORNEYS OFFICE IN BOSTON^ THE 
WR ITTEN WORD, EVEN W TIH CAR ICATURES ,. DOES-NOT CO^M^^ 

ILITHIN THE LIMITATIONS OF THE CPA ACT. THERE DOES 

MOT APPIAR TO BE ANY i^MMBLA^ INFLUENCE AT THE PROPBTETOR ‘ 

LEVEL or THE STORE ,• HOWEVER , THERE ARE POSSIBLE ORGANIZED 
CRIME CONNECTIONS. ; ; - ’ , ■' L 

5. LBOSTPN AT PRESENT HAS NO SYMBOL SOURCES 
POSH ION TO FURNISH/fIRST %HAND INFORMATiON, COt^^ CRIMIMAL 

ACTIViriES OF ANY NAMBLA MEMBERS OF ASSOCIATES THAT;Ma'Y BE IN ' . 




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THE BOSTON AREA. FOSMERI 


WAS FURNISHING - 


INFORMATION ON A VOLUNTAR ILY BASIS REGARBING NAMfLA A® 
OTHER MATTERS, BUT FORMER SOURCE, WHO IS A PEDOPHIl.E',:v 
WAS aOSED BY TELETYPE TO THE BUREAU PER- BUREAU 

WAS NOT A NAMBLA t^EMBER AND HAD NO ' 


FORMER 


FIRST -HAND IMFORMAT ION CONCERNING NAMBLA , ITS ACT IVIT lES OR 
ITS ECMBERS, HOWEVER, DID FURNISH SOMETIMES USEFUL SECOND-HAND 
INFORMATION AND WOULD POSSIBLY EE IN A POSITION TO FURNISH 
SIMILAR INFORMATION IN THE FUTURE. V : , 

6. BOSTON HAS NO EnDENCE OR probable CAUSE THAT NAMBLA 
IS A FRONT- IN THE BOSTON 'AREA FOR THE CONDUCT. OF ILLEGAL 


• ACTIVITIES AS DEFINED UNDER THE NEW SEXUAL EXPLOITATION L 
OF CHILDREN STATUTE, THE ITOM STATUTE OR THE/WST A STATUTE. 

7. BOSTON IS NOT AWARE OF PREVIOUS INVESTIGATIONS 

INVOLVING NAMBLA MEMBERS WHICH WERE NO SUCCESSFULLY 
PROSECUTED BUT WHICH COULD BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE > 

A PATTERN OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY-. . > - 

8. . BOSTON IS NOT AWARE^OF THE METHOD .OFi^ CO MM UN I CAT ION - 
BETWEEN NAMBLA MEMBERS CONCERNING THEIR CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES, 
PARTICULARLY SINCE THIS PRESUPPOSES BOTH AN ACT IVE BOSTON CHAPTER 


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OF NAMBLA, WHICH BOSTON IS ’NOT CERTAIN EXISTS, AND A CONTINUING 
CRIMINAL ACTIVITY BY SUCH INDIVIDUALS, BOTH OF WH ICH MATT-ERS 
BO'SrON HAS NOT BEEN IN A POSITION TO ACCURATELY ACCESS , UP 
TO THIS POINT. 

9. BOSTON HAS NO INFORNATION AVAILABLE ’ON THE METHODOLOGY 
USED FOR PROCURING AND’ THE LOGISTICS USED BY NAMBLA 

MEMBERS TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL ACTIVITTY WITH CHILDREN. 

10. BOSTON HAS NO INFORpTION DEMONSTRATING THAT NAMBLA 
OR rrs MEMBERS HAVE ENGAGED IN TRANSPORTING CHILDREN FOR^ 

SEXUAL PIRPOSES OR WHETHER FALSE DOCUMENT AT ION HAS BEEN USED 
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;A conference would be SCHEDULIED by FBIHQ to coordinate SAID 
V INVESTIGATION . , 


, ’ FTBIHQ IS REQUESTED TO ADVISE NYp OF PROPOSED DATE OF ABOVE 
I CONFER^CE. 

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TRANSMIT VIA: 

□ Teletype 

□ Facsimile 
«| AIRTEL 


PRECEDENCE: 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 


CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 

□ CONFIDENTIAL 

□ UNCLAS E F T O 

□ UNCLAS 

4/22/85 


DIRECTOR, FBI 
ATTN: OCS/CID 

SAC, PHILADELPHIA (183B-1992) (SQ 3) (RUC) 


JUB JECT : 


I 

NOfiTH^^^RICA N^^^^^/^ LOVE ASSOCIATION; 

Re teletype to Philadelphia from FBIHQ dated 1/12/85^ / 
and Philadelphia teletype to FBIHQ dated 1/25/85. , 

For information of FBIHQ, on 2/5/85 , | ~l , ^ — • 

PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT, Sex Crimes Unit, Frankford ai^- — 
Cottm an Avenues, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was recontacted^ \ 
by SA | ~| was advised of the nature oy f\ ) 

the investigation concerning captioned subjects possible / / 

involvement in the NAMBLA Organization. 

I Ireitera ted th e statement given to writer by 

his superior, Lieutenant ! I No investigation is being conducted 
by the PHILADELPHIA POLICE DEPARTMENT concerning the NAMBLA 








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PH 183B-1992 


Organization. He again stated that the NAMBLA Organization 
has taken a more low keyed approach and has kept themselves 
out of the public eye. 

I ~| advised that if in the future, an investigation 

is reinstituted into the NAMBLA Organization, he would contact 
the Philadelphia Division of the FBI. 

On 2/7/85, US Postal Inspector l L 

Philadelphia Office, was contacted and advised that there was 
no ongoing investigation in to the NAMBLA Organization at 
this time. 


Similarly, Postal Inspector l [ advised that 

the Philadelphia Division of the FBI would be contacted 
if any investigation concerning NAMBLA was opened in the near 
future. As Philadelphia has completed all leads, Philadelphia 
is placing this case in an RUC'd status. 


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ALL INFORHATIOI'I COHTAIHED 
HEREIN IS DMCLA3SIFIED 

DATE 11-08-2007 BY 60324/ AUC/BAW/STP /bis 


Airtel 


4/22/85 



Director, FBI 


SACs Baltimore 
Boston 
Los Angeles 
Newark 
New Haven 
New York 
Philadelphia 
Phoenix 
San Francisco 
Vvasliington Field Office 

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RICO; 00: NEW YORK 



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Exae AD Adm. . 
Exec AD Inv. _ 
Exec AD LES _ 
Asst. Dir.: 

Adm. Servs. - 

Crim. Inv. 

Ident. 

Insp. 


Intell. . 
Lab. 


Legal Coun. _ 
Off. Cong. & 
Public Affs. . 

Rec. Mgnt. 

Tech. Servs. _ 
Training 


Telephone Rm. 

Director's Sec'y . 


Enclosed for each receiving office is one copy of 
a report entitled "North Anerican Man/Boy Loye;^ssociation, 
April, 1985" prepared by OGS/CID, FBIHQ. 


Referenced teletype requested 
provide information concerning NAMBLA mem, 
violation of Federal law^s and who are us 
association in NAMBLA to attain their ill! 



ces to 
be in 
their 


The objective of collecting this 'ijgfopaat ion is to 
determine the extent of criminal interaetionsTetween various 
NAMBLA members and to accumulate sufficient evidence to indict 
those members identified as being part of an ongoing criminal 
enterprise, 

1 W A*J ■ 

1-Mr. 0 * liar a 
Attn: 


a® APR 25 1985 



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Receiving offices are requested to review attached 
report and provide any comments, or contemplated investigation 
to FBI HQ, and New York. 


In view Of the preponderance of information concerning 
NAMBIA being in the possession of" the Hew Yotk Division, New York’s 
expertise In investigatlhg sexual exploitation of children fSEOCl . 
and New Yerk*s present handling of i nvestigatio ns entitled 1 I 

I . et al; ITOM-SIOC; FBW" and ’ I l -VictlBi; Kidnapping"; 

New York Is being designated office of origin for eaptioned 
investigation. 

, New York should continue efforts to compile individuals 
identified as NAMBLA membets an,d/or associates both domestically 
and ihternati'Qfially in the Organized Grime Information System (OCIS) . 

New York should continue to update and further identify 
those persons that comprise the N^BLA Steering Committee;- as well 
as continue efforts'to locate the site of Steering Committee 
meetings which are separate from general monthly meetings. 

- New York should also continue to direct 

l eoncething NAMILA information and meml 

Receiving offices are reminded, that all investigations 
concerning SEOC should be entered into QCIS for the information and 
benefit of other field divisions also conducting investigations^ 

FBIHQ is most appreciative of the efforts expended by 
receiving offices in investigations concerning SEOC matters. 

Enclosure 

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TRANSMIT VIA: 

□ Teletype 

□ Facsimile 

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FBI 

PRECEDENCE: 

□ Immediate 

□ Priority 

□ Routine 




V. 


CLASSIFICATION: 

□ TOP SECRET 

□ SECRET 
CONFIDENTIAL 
UNCLAS E F T O 
UNCLAS 

Date 5/14/85 


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□ 

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TO: 


FROM: 


DIRECTOR, FBI 


SAC, WASHINGTON FIELD OFFICE (183B-1058) (C-6) (P) 


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l- VICTIM : ^ORTH ^RICAN 


MAN/BOY LOVE ASSOCIATION ^AMBLA) ; 



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RICO; 

00: NEW YORK 


Reference: Bureau teletype dated h 1211^5* 

The Washington Field Office is continuing to pursue the j o 
Br ooklyn -Queens /Washington Field Office investigation entitled 

aka; ET AL; ITOM-SEOC; FBW; 00:BQ/* and "UNKNOWN SUBJECT(S);j 
‘victim; KIDNAPING; 00 :BROOKLYN-QUEENS . " 





This investigation, when concluded, should provide a great 
of additional information into, the criminal activities of captioned subjects, 
and the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) . 

WFO and Brook lyn-Queens are presently preparing to conclude the 

covert phase of investigation. Prior to conducting any overt 

interviews of suspects in this matter, mail covers and pen registers will be 
initiated in order to identify and document any communications which may link 
suspects with Aach ol^her. This information may then be compared and analyzed, 
utilizing" the :^port ^prepared on NAMBLA by OC^CID, FBIHQ^,..dh^d^ 

The Washington Field Office has/ ^d^ill conti^^ enterN^JJ/ 
SEOC investigative data into the Organized Crime^ Inf.ormatlpr^^^ (OCIS) . 


C^^Bureau , ^ 
2-Brooklyn-Queens 
2-Washington Field 
MGT:phk 


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(Number) (Time) 


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WFO 183B-1058 



Forthcoming information re lative to NAMBLA, and its 

members, obtained during the course of investigation will 

coordinated with Brooklyn-Queens, and provided to the Bureau, and 
OCXS, as appropriate. 


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Date: 




PRECEDENCE: 


FM: DIRECTOR, FBI 
TO 


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□ White House/WH/ 

□ Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms/BATF/ 

□ Central Intelfigence Agency/CIA/ 

□ CIADCD/DCD/ 

□ Dept, of Energy HQS/DOEHQ/ 

n Dept, of Energy Germantown DIV/DOE/ 

□ Dept, of JustIce/DOJ/ 

□ Dept, of State/DOS/ 

□ Dept, of the Army/DA/ 

□ Dept, of Treasury/DOT/ 

□ Defense Intelligence Agency/DIA/ 



MESSAGE RELAY VIA TELETYPE 
(RESTRICTED USE) 

□ IMMEDIATE □ PRIORITY 


ROUTINE 


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□ Director National Security Agency/NSA/ 

□ Director Naval Investigative Service/DiRNAVINSERV/ 

□ Drug Enforcement Admin./DEA/ 

□ FAA Washington HQ/FAA/ 

□ HQ AFOSI Bolling AFBDC/AFOSI/ 

□ INSCOM Ft. Meade/INSCOM/ 

□ Nuclear Regulatory CommIsslon/NRC/ 

□ U.S. Customs Service/UCS/ 

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□ U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service/INS/ 

□ U.S. Secret Service/USSS/ 

□ Other: 



Subject: 



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USE AND PREPARATION OF FORM 0-73 


Restrictions on Use 


1 . ^Only^ncoming teletype messages within the categories listed in MIOG Section 1 6-1 .7 pages 1 251 & 1 252>may be fjrepared using form 

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2. Use of Form 0-73 Is restricted to incoming teletype messages received at FBIHQ Communications Center within the last 72 hours. 

.3. Addressees must be Bureau Offices (LEGAT/Field) or other Government Agencies. Geographical location must be indicated if other 
' ' ^Government Agency is located outside the Washington, D.C. area. 

4. Editing of message text is restricted to typed or printed changes of a word or two. Changes to the existing texUnvolving more than a 

word or two wiil require the originator to initiate a new message using Form 0-93. Administrative data gay becadded immediately 
following the text and must be identical for all addressees. ^ ^ ^ 

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5. Teletype meesages received by the Communications Center that do not meet the above criteria shall be^returned'to the originator for 

preparation using Form 0-93. r - ' - ‘ J 

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Preparation of 0-73 Form (Yellow) 

1 . Date & Precedence r.1^yqe.or'.|:iJ^int date and in(^icate precedence by checking the appropriate box. g c: 


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2. Addressee(s) - Type or print addressee(s) immediately following the “TO:” or place a check mark in the appropriate box. Note: When 
using block “Other,” indicate geographical location if addressee(s) is located outside Washington, D.C. If addressee(s) is a military 
installation, the name of the base, fort, or station must be listed to ensure delivery. 


3. Classification - Type or print the classification and if appropriate the caveat and warning notices. 


4. Addressee Internal Distribution - Complete when the originator wishes the message to be distributed to a known entity within a 

Headquarters Agency (i.e. Division, Section, Unit, etc.). List the addressee(s) abbreviation and the internal distribution, i.e. a message to 
Dept, of State, Dept, of Justice, and Defense intelligence Agency: list on the “For” line(s) as follows: 

Example: For: DOS For SY/TAG; DOJ for Asst. AG Criminal Div.; DIA For DSOP. 

Messages which do not list internal distribution shall be delivered to the agency headquarters where their analyst will effect in-house 
distribution. 


5. Subject - Type or print the subject in the space provided or check “see attached” if subject is identical to attached message. 

6. Originator’s Boxes - Type or print the originator’s name, telephone extension, room number, and division. 

7. Approved By Box - Indicate approval for transmission by initialing the approved by box. Note: The person approving the message is 
solely responsible for assuring all necessary editing changes are accurate and are legible. 


Preparation of Message To Be Transmitted 


1 . Duplicate Copy & Notations - Xerox 1 copy of the incoming teletype message. A notation shall be made on the original incoming 

teletype indicating one copy made for relay to SACS , (or LEGATS) , (or Government Agencies) 

2. Editing of Duplicate Copy (Heading) - Using a lead pencil ONLY draw single lines through the first and last lines of the message 
heading; connect these lines from top right to bottom left forming a “Z” figure. (Do Not Obliterate the Heading) 

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3. Editing Changes to the Text - (See Restrictions on Use, item 4) 

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ATT HI pc' STCTIOMJ CIDj GENERAL CRITCS SECTION, CID 
THE^ORtK AtlERXCAN MAN BOY LOVE A SSOCIA TION TNAMBLA) ; RICO; 


UN SUB S; 


I ; ET AL; ITOM-SEOC; FBW; 00: NY. 

VICTIM; KIDNAPPING; 00: NY., ROMFILE 7-2S. 


REBUTEL' AUGUST 22, 1985, RECEIVl’D AT HOME AUGUST 26, 1985. ' ^ 

REFERENCE ALSO IS MADE TO ROMTELS DATED JULY 3, 1984 ( | | ^ 

CAPTION); AUGUST 15, 1984 AND AUGUST 29 , 19S5 d I 

Ai\P l I GA PT IONS), fly 

REROMTELS CONTAINED RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION BY ISRAELI POLICE 
AS REPORTED BY THE THEN ASSIGNED LEGAT PERSONNEL. 

4 

ROME HAS REVIEWED ROME CASE FILE CONCERNING ! I 

IN CONTEXT OF THE INVESTIGATIVE OBJECTIVES SET FORTH FOR 
THE VARIOUS INTERESTED OFFICES IN RE3UTEL. ■ AS A RESULT OF 
THAT REVIEWN ROME OFFERS THE FOLLOWING OBSERVATIONS AND SETS 
FORTH THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS: 


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PAGF IV C RON 7-26 UNCLAS- F F T 0 


ir^VESTIQAT lOM I!7 ISRAEL, PARTICULARLY THE INTERVIEW’S 
OF ISRAELI NATIONALS, WOULD '3E ’ CONDUCTED 3Y ISRAELI POLICE 
AUTHOR IJ IEJ._ JJE.J?EOUEST FOR INTERVIEWS OF ANY ISRAELI 
^-ATICf-JALS ON BEHALF OF THE. FBI WOULD BE COMMUNICATED TO THE 
INTERPOL SECTION OF THE T^AFLl POLICE BY ROHE LSGAT. THEREAFTER, 
INVESTIGATION WOULD BE CONDUCTED AND REPORTED BY THE ISRAFLI 
POLICE WITHIN THE LFQAL A^® OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS OF THAT SERVICF. 

A REQUEST CAN BE MADS TO THE ISRAELI POLICE AUTHORITIES FOR 
SUPPLEMENTAL INVE SI' IG ATIC/M IN ISRAEL CONCERNING THE BACKGROUND 
TO THE PHOTOGRAPH OF | 


]that appeared in "REVICTA HEA”. 


THE REQUEST FOR INVESTIGATION CAN BE COMMUNICATED DIRECTLY TO 


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ISRAELI POLICE HEADQ.Ug'^pS,-. llEkuS^LJ? f^t Afo/OR ' 
FBI AGENTS TRAVELING FROM THE US. EITHER WAY THE INVESTIGATION 
WILL BE COfDUCTED BY THE IS?AELI POLICE AND, IN ALL LIKELIHOOD, 
WOULD Of^Y INCORPORATE WHATEVER QUESTIONS WERE PROPOSED BY THE 
VISITING AGENTS DURING A PRIOR BRIEFING AT ISRAELI POLICE 
HEADQUARTERS, 







PAGF TfREE ROr'!- 7-2S UN CL AS E F' T 0 


SEpOIOLY, TRAVEL TO A COUNTRY IN LEG AT TERRITORY OUTSIDE 
THE HOST COUNTRY IS CONDUCTED PURSUANT TO THE WRITTEN CONCURRENCE 
OF THE US ambassador ,IN THAT COUNTRY AND IN COORDINATION WITH TH^ 
INTERESTED US EMBASSY COMPONENT, USUALLY THE REGIONAL SEClfRITY 
OFFICE. THE WRITTEN -CONCURRENCE ISA SIMPLE, BUREAUCRATIC 
FROCFDURF, HOWEVEr-i, IT I S A REOUISITE FOR TRAVEL TO THAT COUNTRY 
A^D REQUIRES PRIOR LE3AT COORDINATION. 

THIRDLY, THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER IS THRU 30, 1985, IS A PERIOD OF 
TIME INI IN ISRAEL DURING WHICH MAJOR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS ARE 
CBSEHVED. THE HOLIDAYS OCCUR ON THE 16, 17, 25 AND 30 TH. ON 
THOSE FOUR DAY S G OVER NMENT OFFICES ARE CLOSED.. THERE I S DECREASED 
BUSINESS. AND GOVERNMENT ACTIVITY DURING THIS PERIOD. THER>^FORE, 

LEGAT COORDINATION WOULD 3F REQUIRED DURING THIS PERIOD IN ORDER 
TO ARRAJ^SE A MEETING DATE WITH THE ISRAELI NATIONAL POLICE AUTHORITIES. 

ROME CONSIDERS THE ISRAELI POLICE TO BE A COMPETENT AND 
EFFICIENT SERVICE BASED ON THE LIMITED RESOURCES AT ITS DISPOSAL. 

ROME ENJOYS AN EXCELLENT RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ISRAELI POLICE AND 
HA.S CONSIDERASLE CONTACT WITH THAT SERVICE IN THE FORM OF WRITTEN 




A® VER^BAL COMMUNICATIONS. ROME BELIEVES THAT THE INVESTIGATION CON- 
DUCTED ^ THE mAELI POLICE IN If3^AEL WAS AS COMPLETE AN INVFSTIGA- 


















T!c;^ AS Pf^SSIBL?: SAS’^D 0 » THE AvAILABEF INFORMATION. IT VOutD 
APPEAR THAT THE RFSILTS Of THAT IMVESTIGATION, ALBEIT LIMIT=-D, 
REPRESENTED A SINCERE A^D PROF-ESSIONAL ATTEMPT BY THE ISRAELI 
POLICE TO RESOLVE THE EVENTS LEADING TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE 
PHOTOGRAPH OF I L 

ROME ACKNOWLEDGES THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CAPTIONED INVESTIGATIONS 
Af® IS MOST WILLING TO PURSUE ANY AND ALL SUPPLEMENTAL INVESTIGA- 
TION IN ISRAEL CONCERMIMG THE PlBLlCATION OF THE ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH. 
HOWEVER, GIVEN THE RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION TO DATE 3Y THF ISRAELI 
POLICE, ROME IS NOT CONVINCED THAT ANOTHER REOUEST FOR INVESTIGA- 
TION CONCERNIN3 THE MATTER PREVIOUSLY ADDRESS WOULD PROVE PRODUCTIVE 
FOR THPJ FBI. FIRTHER, ROME LEGAT I S.' CO NCERNED THAT A RFOUEST TO 
REPEAT INVESTIGATION ALREADY CONDUCTED BY THE ISRAELI POLICE 
WOULD BE PERCEIVED BY THAT SERVICE AS REDUNDANT AND AN INSULT TO 
THE PROFESSIONALISM AND INTEGRITY OF ITS OFFICERS. AT THIS TIMF, 
ROME WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND A DIFFERENT COURSE OF ACTION. THF. 
alternate -COURSE OF ACTION WOULD BE TO REQUEST A LETTER ROGATORY 
F0R THE INTERVIEWS OF THE VARIOUS EMPLOYEES OF 

"REVIETA MEA" CONCERNING THE PUBLICATION OF THE ABOVE PHOTOGRAPH. 
ROME BELIEVES THAT THF ADVANTAGES OF A LETTER ROGATORY REQUEST FOR 
THF SUPPLEMENTAL INVESTIGATION DESIRED BY FBIH3 OFFERS THE 
FOLLOW n^G: 


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1, T ’'GULv) THS; L'^'V^L OF TH*^ U$ GCV*" TC THF 

•30'v'FRFMFNT OF ISRAEL AMD THFRFSY HEIGHTrlJ THF POLITICAL A’i'ARFM^SS 
GP' IMF INTFRFSTED IDriAFLl OFFICIALS COi‘3C5:RNlL'G IMVESTIG ATIOfv 
DFSIRFD BY IMF FBI, 

( 

g. THE LETTER ROGATORY WOULD CAUSE THE DEPOSITIONS OF SELECTED 
IMIIVIDUAIS IN A METHOD WHEREBY ALL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS PRESENTED 
DURING THE- DEPOSITION WOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW BY FBIHO. 

3. THE LETTER ROGATORY WOULD ENABLE THE COMPLETE LISTING OF 
QIFSTIQNS DESIRED BY THE FBI IN CONNECTION WITH THE INVESTIG ATI0^3. 

A. THE RESPONSES STATED DURING THE DEPOSITION WOULD BE EVIDENTIARY 
IN NATURE AND THEREFORE ADMISSABLE IN ANY FUTURE CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS 
CONCERNING THIS MATTER. 

5, FINALLY, THE LETTER ROGATORY REPRESENTS THE ONLY VEHICLF WITH 
WHICH TO PREDICATE AN INDEPTH INTERVIEW OF FOREIGN NATIONALS TO 
VARIOUS COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD BASED ON EXISTING BILATERAL TRFATIFS 
WITH THE US. . 

ROME BELIEVES THAT FURTHER If^STIGATION IN ISRAEL IN THIS MATTER 
SHOULD PROCEED BY LETTER ROGATORY. IN THIS WAY, THE SUMMARY REPORT- 
ING OF THE RESILTS OF POLICE INVESTIGATION WHICH IS TYPICAL IN THE 
COUNTRIES OF THE EASTERN tCDITERRANEAN AREA WOULD BE CIRCUMVENTED 


TO THE SATISFACTION OF FBIHq. FURTHER, THE LETTER ROGATORY SHOULD 







VK .^or. 7-?^. Lie Cl. .'C f r r 

:^':pl/c TC OytRCOMy' '\NY reluctance: by iSRAfLI POLICE TO H^'PCRT Tif- 
RrSLiLTS OF IN-VFSTIGATIO« Cm<CFRNIMG ISRAELI CITIZENS 3ASFD DM TH^ 
COMST.TAINTS OF ISiAELI L.AV. 

REQUEST OF FB'IHQ: FBIHG IS REQUESTED TO REVIEW THE CONTENTS OF 

T:RIS communication and consider the MERIT OF FUTURE ITWFSTIGATION 
IN ISRAEL 3Y LETTER ROGATORY PROCESS. SHOULD FB IHO BE IN AGHEEM'^NT, 
THEN CONT.ACT SHOULD BF MADE WITH THE OFFICE OF IMTE.RNATIONAL AFFAIRS, 
DCJ. IN THIS REGARD, FBI ,>iQ MAY WISH TO CONTACT F ~L 01 A, 


T'^LEPHON.' 


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CONFERENCE-1 NEW YORK IS REfiUESTED TO ACCOflPLISH THE 


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FOLLOWING: 

1. ENSURE THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES OF 
NAriBLA IS ASSIGNED TO AN EXPERIENCED AGENT KNOWLEDGEABLE 
CONCERNING SEOC MATTERS. ADDITIONALLY-, NEW YORK IS TO ENSURE 
THAT ALL LEADS IN THIS HATTER-, IN YOUR DIVISION AND IN AUXILIARY] 
OFFICES-, ARE PROMPTLY COVERED AND RESULTS REPORTED. AS OFFICE 
OF ORIGINi NEW YORK SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BRING TO THE ATTENTION 0F| 
FBIH(3 ANY SITUATION WHICH MAY TEND TO IMPEDE THE INVESTIGATION. 

IN CONNECTION WITH THE SEOC AND KIDNAPING INVESTIGATIONS 
INTO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF I I -. FBIHfi SUGGESTS THAT SA 


BROOKLYN-flUEENS METROPOLITAN RA-, BE ASSIGNED TO 


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THESE CASES FULL TIME WITH SA 


h WFO-, ACTING IN THE 


CAPACITY OF CO-CASE AGENT. ALTHOUGH SOMEWHAT UNUSUAL TO 
DESIGNATE AN AGENT FROM ANOTHER FIELD DIVISION AS CO-CASE AGENT-, 
IT IS APPARENT THAT SASi 


] AND 


ARE THE TWO MOST 


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KNOWLEDGEABLE AGENTS IN THE BUREAU CONCERNING THIS 
INVESTIGATION. SINCE FBIHfi BELIEVES THE 
BE OF THE HIGHEST PRIORITYi SA 
AGENT IS JUSTIFIED. 


INVESTIGATION TO 


DESIGNATION AS CO-CASE 


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NEW YORK IS REflUESTED TO MAKE ARRANGEI1ENTS AND 
i:STABLISH AN ITINERARY FOR THE TRAVEL OF BOTH SAS 


AND 


TO ISRAEL TO CONDUCT WHATEVER INVESTIGATION IS NECESSARY 
TO RESOLVE THE QUESTION CONCERNING THE PHOTOGRAPH WHICH APPEARED 
IN THE ISRAELI MAGAZINE "REVISTA MEA." NEW YORK IS REQUESTED TO 
TELETYPE ITINERARY AND EXPECTED INVESTIGATION TO FBIHQ FOR 
DISSEMINATION TO LEGAT ROME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 

3. NEW YORK IS ALSO REQUESTED TO ADVISE FBIHQ CONCERNING 
THE STATUS OF THE SEOC TASK FORCE. FBIHQ BELIEVES THAT 
COOPERATION AMONGST THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN THESE 
MATTERS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. 

FBIHQ CONSIDERS BOTH THE NAMLBA AND l l iNVESTIGATIONS 

WORTHY OF SUFFICIENT RESOURCES TO BRING BOTH INVESTIGATIONS TO A 
LOGICAL CONCLUSION AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE. FBIHQ ALSO BELIEVES 
THAT IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL THAT THE INVESTIGATIONS BE 
CLOSELY COORDINATED WITH PROSECUTING AUTHORITIES. NEW YORK IS 
THEREFORE REQUESTED TO ARRANGE A MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES Ofl 
THE USA'S OFFICE-1 SDNYi FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING REMAINING 
INVESTIGATION IN THE 


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SEPTEMBER ^ OR S-. nSS-. IN MANHATTAN. IT IS EXPECTED THAT SSAS 

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Australian Lesbian Teacher 
Battles for Her Job 


b y David Fagan and Merle Woo 

A teacher's right to speak publicly 
on controversial issues is at 
. the heart of a battle being 
waged by Australian school teacher 
and socialist feminist lesbian Alison 
Thorne. Thorne, organizer for the 
Victoria branch of the Freedom 
Socialist Part and Radical Women, 
recently visited Los Angeles, pub- 
licizing her case. 

On one. side are Thorne, unionists, ■ 
civil liberties advocates and femi- . 
nist and lesbian/gay activists; on 
the other are vacillating public 
officials, some union bureaucrats, ■ 
and a right-wing radio station bent 
on driving Thorne out of her profes-' 
sion. 

The furor erupted when Thorne, a 
secondary school teacher in Mel- 
bourne, Victoria, was interviewed by 
3AW radio station' regarding- the 
November 5, 1983 arrests of nine ’gay 
activists in the"^ Pedophile •'Support 
Group, a discussion and consciousness- 
raising organization. The arrests 
followed the; taping of six of the 
group's meetings by a police spy. 

Speaking for the Victorian Gay. 
Legal Rights Coalition, Thorne de- 
plored the arrests as part of an 
anti-gay witchhunt. She labeled the 
vague and archaic "conspiracy to 
corrupt public morals" charge' leveled 
against the nine men as a dangerous 
threat to civil liberties. And she 
stated that while she was vehemently • 
opposed to the sexual exploitation of 
children, she questioned the neces- 
sity for age of consent laws. 

The following day, 3AW talkshow 
host Derryn Hinch repeatedly broad- 
cast an edited version of the .inter- 
view. He identified Throne as a 
teacher, declaring, "I would not let 
this woman teach my child." 


The interview was pounced upon by 
the news media -in Victoria/ Sensa-' 
tionalist newspapers ran lurid front- 
page headlines about the "Sex at Ten" 
schoolteacher. Television reporters 
hounded her at home and in the class- 
room. 

A statement issued by Thorpe's 
lawyers on her behalf defended her 
right to speak out and stated that 
the interview presented a "distorted 
and inaccurate picture" of her views. 
.This was universally ignored by the 
right-wing media. 

Some voices of reason emerged, how- 
ever, Justice Kirby, chairman of the 
Australian Law Reform Commission, 
stated that while an arbitrary age of 
legal consent is convenient,, "it is 
not always relevant or just." Respond- 
ing to the media blitz against Thorne, 
he added, "a person should [not] be 
punished, for making the, suggestion 
(to lower the age of cb’nseht] by de- 
nunciation in the media." 

Initially, Victorian Minister of 
Education Robert Fordham, for the 
Australian Labor Party, agreed. He 
defended Thorne's right to free 
speech when, in state parliament, the 
reactionary Liberal Party called for 
her firing. 

But Fordham soon capitulated. On 
November 11, 1983, despite support 
for Thorne from students and. parents , 
he "temporarily” transferred her to 
administrative duties in the Victor- 
ian Department of Education. 

A vigorous defense 

The battle to win Thorne's reinstate- 
ment has won widespread support. 

The Technical Teachers Union of 
.Victoria (TTUV) backs Thorne's fight 
as a civil liberties issue crucial 
to all public employees. The union 
agrees with Justice Kirby oh the nee^ 



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for rational and sensible discussion 
of age of consent laws. 

A TTUV- sponsored defense committee, 
comprised of union members, civil 
libertarians, and lesbian/gay activ- 
ists, has organized to keep up the 
pressure on Fordham. 

Gathering national 
and International support 

The Australian Labor Party (ALP) in- 
cludes support for gay rights in its 
platform, and Thorne supporters have 
won the endorsements of six ALP 
locals for the call to reinstate her. 

Other support for Thorne includes 
aboriginal organizations, the Vicr 
torian Council for Civil Liberties’, 
Victorian AIDS Action Group, Stone- 
wall Collective, Gay Solidarity 
Group, the Victorian Secondary 
Teachers Association, the Freedom 
Socialist Party and Radical Women. 

A resolution was passed on 
Thorne's behalf at the Interna- 
tional Gay Association Confer- 
ence at Helsinki, Finland, July 
1984; and a demonstration was 
held outside the Australian 
Embassy . in Sweden. Hundreds of 
petitions and letters, includ- 
ing many from the United 
States , have been sent to . Ford- 
ham, and Thorne's case has re- 
ceived significant attention in 
the gay, feminist, and radical 
press. "I'm absolutely thrilled 
by these heaps and heaps of 
support from all over the 
world," said Thorne during an 
interview in Los Angeles, 
"People think that a letter 
from overseas, petitions, let- 
ters to ambassadors don't do 
anything. But let me tell you. 
Minister Fordham is becoming 
very embar r.assed . " 


Fighting on two fronts 

In January 1984, Fordham told Thorne 
that she could return to teaching if 
she found a school that would take 
her. Three schools offered immediate 
. ' continued on page 4 


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CHILDHOOD SENSUALITY CIRCLE HAS FOLDED 


Childhood Sensuality Circle 
was an educational and lay research 
organization for the total libera- 
tion of children. The emphasis was 
on the elimination of ageism; that 
is, discrimination because of age, 
which occurs most often in the 
early and late years of life. 

Membership was open to every- 
one. Childhood Sensuality Circle 
was not a pedophile organization 
and was not involved in any porno- 
graphic activities. 

Since July 1, 1984, Childhood 
Sensuality Circle has been defunct 
due to lack of membership and the 
falling health of its founder, 84- 
year-old Valida Davila. 

Davila is a student of Dr. 
Wilhelm Heich, a physician who was 
a pioneer in the field of human be- 
havior, including the sensitivity 
to the sexuality of both adults and 
children. From a July 1983 pam- 
phlet put out by Childhood Sen- 
suality Circle are the following 
excerpts : 

To live a full life is every 


individual*s birthright. We 
advocate the total liberation of 
children, not to confer on them 
the same legal status as adults, 
but to accord them the opportu- 
nity to be all they can as chil- 
dren. Denying any people of 
their rights because of their age 
is a prejudice that we term age- 
ism. We advocate the elimination 
of ageism and equality between 
the sexes. 

We encourage self-determination 
for persons of all ages in all 
areas of their lives. Social and 
economic categorization based on 
age, sexual orientation, race or 
physical appearance is recipro- 
cally destructive, and we would 
like to see this conviction take 
root among those who are com- 
mitted to basic change. 

Part of this statement was 
read over Channel 8, San Diego, 
by Davila February 12 on their 8 
p.m. newscast and again on the 11 
p.m. newscast. There was also an 
interview with Davila’s attorney 
Geraldine Russell. □ 


Reprinted from GAY P)ED 



Feedback 

Unless permission is specifically given to 
do otherwise, names of contributors to this 
column will not be printed. Letters will be 
identified by city and state only. 

Opinions expressed in the feedback column do 
not necessarily reflect NAMBLA's positions. 
Letters are presented in the spirit of a free 
and uncensored forum of ideas. 

• 

To whom it may concern, 

I want to tell you about an 
incident that happened to me 
involving the NAMBLA Bulletin. 

I am a professional clergyman, 30, 
living and working in the New Jersey 
area. I consider myself a reasonably 
stable family man, married with two 
wonderful sons aged 7 and 5. I also 
happen to be a boy -lover. My wife 
and I have what I consider the 
healthiest relationship I know of. 
She is fully aware of my love for 
boys and understands all the 
reasons. She is neither threatened 
or angered by my confidential 
identity and closeness to males. 
Quite frankly, my wife is very 
grateful for what she knows is my 
total devotion to her and our two 
^ sons. I feel I am probably the most 
fortunate boy -lover of all because 
while my public life must follow 
societal hypocrisies ^ at least my 
private life can be liberating. I 
can live honestly in my own home. 


Boylovers in the truest definition 
of the word would never have a 
relationship of ANY kind with a 
boy without the boy* s consent. And 
boylovers think first of the boy*s 
welfare and best interests before 
their own. I know many boylovers who 
have sacrificed a great deal for 
boys they have met just to help 
those boys escape the concentration 
camp family environment they were 
running from. 

Anyway, I met a young friend who 
will be 18 next March. One day he 
came to my office and asked me to 
help him find work. He was down on 
his luck and after a while he told 
me of his family life: his mother is 
always crying or trying to please 
his father who drinks himself into 
oblivion each night to assuage his 
guilt about his failures in life. My 
friend cold me how he had just left 
his father after his father started 
smacking him around. My friend is 
bright and articulate. He is very 
sensitive and he absolutely craves 
approval. I gave him some work to do 
around the church and he was so 
eager to do the job to my fullest 
satisfaction. 

Eventually we grew to be close 
friends and he often told me how 
glad he was to be my friend. He knew 
that I cared about what happened to 
him. He could turn to me if he 
needed to. And believe it or not, 


there was absolutely no sexual 
feelings on my part for him. Bill is 
attractive but I am not led around 
by my genitals. I was tired of 
people taking advantage of this kid. 
Anyway, Bill felt easiness to share 
with me his innermost thoughts. 
Sometimes it was hard to shut him 
up. He would talk on and on about 
girls, the car he wants to buy 
someday, the places he wants to 
travel to. 

One evening Bill came over and 
asked if we could talk for a little 
while. I said sure why not. We 
hopped into my van and Bill brought 
along a surprise, four beers he had 
swiped from his dad’s private stock. 
Bill said his dad would never miss 
it and besides he felt he was 
helping his dad escape a deeper 
drunkenness later on when maybe he 
might beat on Bill’s mom again. So I 
relented and even had one beer 
myself. I actually saw no harm in 
it. We parked along the major 
highway in an abandoned parking lot. 
We resumed our talking on the rug in 
the back of the van. Much to my 
surprise, Bill sat very close to me. 
We talked about everything and 
nothing. Finally after a prolonged 
silence. Bill began rubbing my arm. 
I couldn’t believe it. My first 
impulse was to pull away. But no, 
why should I? We weren’t hurting 

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AUSTRALIAN LESBIAN TEACHER 
BATTLES FOR HER JOB 

continued from page E 

employment, but the Minister reneged 
on his promise, saying her case was 
too controversial. 

On April 10, while negotiations 
continued between TTUV and Fordham, 
Thorne was hit with a libel suit by 
Derryn Hinch and 3AW radio because of 
her statement that they had mali- 
ciously edited her interview. TTUV 
lawyers are defending Thorne in this 
suit, which has not yet gone to court. 

Organizers in the Thorne case feel 
that 3AW's suit underscores the free 
speech issues in her fight. They 
point out that by maintaining pres- 
sure on the Minister of Education to 
keep Thorne out of the classroom, and 
by dragging Thorne and TTUV through 
a lengthy, expensive, and possibly 
ruinous court fight, the "notoriously 
anti-union station hopes to intimi- 
date all public employees from speak- 
ing out on controversial subjects." 

• In May 1984, all conspiracy charges 
against the Pedophile Support Group 
were dropped. 

Thorne continues to be undeterred 
from seeking reinstatement. In Sep- 
tember 1984, she applied for trans- 
fers to 14 different Technical 
Schools. In November, the Appoint- 
ments Board sent out a memo granting 
her. transfer from her administrative 
position to a teaching position at 
Tottenham Technical School. However, 


Victoria's Premier, John Cain, denied 
her appointment and said the govern- 
ment did not regard Thorne "as a 
person appropriate to be placed in a 
classroom. " 

In December, Thorne found herself 
back on administrative duties. The 
government used the obsolete Section 
63.2, Teaching Service Act, which 
justifies a transfer "in the public 
interest." 

But Just four months previously, in 
August, "lawful political belief", 
the right to free speech and associ- 
ation, became protected activities 
under Australia's Equal Oportunities 
Act. As a result, Thorne's Defense 
committee is appealing her case to 
the Equal Opportunity Board and has 
written a letter to the Director 
General of Education demanding the 
reasons for her transfer in writing. 
If the Director General's response 
admits the political motivation for 
Thorne's transfer, the committee is 
prepared to take , the Education 
Department to the Supreme Court. 

Backlash 1n Victoria 

The Australian lesbian and gay move- 
ment has accomplished tremendous 
political gains in recent years. In 
New South Wales, immigration laws 
were changed prohibiting discrimina- 
tion against lesbians and gays. In 
the states, homosexuals were included 
in anti-discrimination laws, and in 
the schools, gay issues are beginning 
to be discussed in Health and Human 
Relations courses. 


But the rising right wing, in the 
midst of a worldwide economic depres- 
sion, has begun to beat the anti-gay 
drum. They have latched onto the AIDS 
epidemic. According to Thorne, "The 
right wing is whipping up a panic, 
saying that lesbians and gays are 
child molesters, corrupters of youth, 
and spreaders of disease." 

But Alison Thorne will not let the 
Australian right wing stop her. "I'll 
never quit," she says, "no matter how 
long it takes, no matter how compli- 
cated the fight gets. I couldn't call 
myself a revolutionary feminist if i 
did. We will keep pushing the union 
to get them to do what they should 
be doing: representing the teachers 
and fighting for our right to free 
speech. And we will fight the right 
wing and anyone who will discriminate 
against us on the basis of sexuality 
and political ideology." 

Thorne and her supporters are 
determined to win. They urge civil 
liberties advocates to contact Der- 
ryn Hinch, c/o 3AW, 382 Latrove St., 
Melbourne, VIC 3000. Australia, and 
demand that the libel suit be dropped 
immediately. Q 

Letters calling for Thorne's reinstatement 
can be sent to Minister Fordham, c/o Parlia- 
ment House, Sprint St., Melbourne, Victoria 
3000, Australia. Copies of these letters 
should be sent to the Alison Thorne Defense 
Committee, Box 334, Fitzroy, Victoria 3065, 
Australia. 

[Reprinted from COMING UP! (San Francisco) 
March 1985} 


Feedback 

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anyone. What we were doing was 
perfectly healthy. Here I made sure 
to always keep myself in check from 
being attracted to Bill and all the 
time I never bothered to consider 
his attractions. Well, one thing led 
to another and before you knew it we 
were involved for the full nine 
yards. It was beautiful, just 
beautiful. Enough said. 

What is relevant is that the 
police show up — one state trooper 
in a car. That bastard made sure to 
sneak up on us like a cat ready to 
pounce on its prey. All of a sudden 
while Bill and I were in the most 
intimate embrace this member of New 
Jersey’s finest decides to shine his 
flashlight in from the front 
windshield. He saw us and he was 
ablaze with fury. He demanded that 
we open the van immediately. He 
began to bang on the van. I was 
frightened, trying my best to get 
some clothes on. Get out of the car, 
he tells us. "What’s your name," he 
asks. Bill gives a false name.''Oh I 
see you are drinking^^ in here ''he 
says. How old are you? he asks. Bill 
lies again and says an older age. It 
was then that I realized the danger 


we were both in. It is what NAMBLA 
has been fighting ever since it was 
formed ^ — age of- consent laws. 

Then in a flash Bill jumps away 
from the officer and runs away into 
the woods. He looked like a 
frightened deer and to think we were 
so happy together just a few short 
moments ago. This tyrant with the 
law • on his side could have pulled 
his gun out and shot my friend. Now 
the cop just had me to contend with. 
He searched through my things and 
told me how ashamed I should be, 
what with me being a minister and 
all. The officer is pissed that Bill 
fan and I remembered NAMBLA once 
having an article on this very 
thing, and how one should conduct 
oneself if ever in just this same 
situation. I shut my mouth. He 
baited me to tell him Bill’s name. I 
refused and asked if I were under 
arrest. He said it all depended on 
how cooperative I was. Then I told 
him I would cooperate in any way 
possible but I would not tell him 
any names. I asked him again if I 
was arrested. He said vaguely yes. I 
said I hadn’t had any of my rights 
read to me and I damn sure wasn’t 
going to say anything until my 
lawyer came. This rookie cop drove 


me around in the back of the’ car 
locked in, while he tried to find 
Bill. He kept getting madder and 
madder. He kept encouraging me to 
talk. I wouldn’t. I was too scared. 
I never had been arrested for 
anything before in my life. He still 
tried ^ to find Bill alongside the 
road. He shined his spotlight on the 
brush looking for any movement. He 
was stalking Bill like hunters stalk 
animals. What a nightmare! 


Finally the officer decides he has 
had enough games. He stops the car 
and tells me to get out. I clearly 
thought he was going to hit me. But 
no, he decides to handcuff me behind 
my back. Then we drove the long 
drive down the highway to the state 
trooper headquarters about ten towns 
away. Finally we arrive at the 
stationhouse and the officer’s 
police buddies are there. I am 
escorted to a holding cell subject 
to all kind of viewing by fellow 
officers wanting to see the faggot 
that got caught in the act of 
sucking cock. The officer all of a 
sudden acted like my friend. He said 
"sympathetically" that if he were to 
write me up for what he saw it would 
be rather embarrassing so if I would 


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CARBON COPY 


Editor 

The Connection 
P. O. Box 601 
Huntington, N.Y. 11743 

Dear Sir: 

The picture your article, "Our Man/Boy 
Love Problem and Mine" by Mitchell 
Halberstadt In your December 14-28, 1984 
issue, presents of the relationship between 
NAMBLA and the Cay and Lesbian Youth 
of New York Is distorted and incomplete. 

Two remarks were quoted in the article. 
Anthony Riley said, "They're disgusting, 
gross - they exploit minors.", while Stan 
Isaac said, "We at GLYNY have come to 
the conclusion that NAMBLA focuses on 
exploiting and degrading children." It is 
unclear to u$ what basis they have for 
these statements. Neither NAMBLA's 
actions nor its positions could justify 
either statement. However unfounded, 
vilification is nothing new to us. 

The current leadership of GLYNY may 


prefer to ignore it but the following 
history should be recalled. Both GLYNY 
and IPLYG were incorporated by a 
NAMBLA member who donated his legal 
services. During the 1980 Cay Pride Week, 
GLYNY and NAMBLA co-sponsored a forum 
on intergenerational relationships. In 1983, 
Bill Andriette, a NAMBLA spokesperson, 
was on the steering committees of both 
NAMBLA and GLYNY. 

Although past administrators of GLYNY 
never endorsed NAMBLA's positions, they 
behaved in a manner appropriate to 
organizations engaged in a common 
struggle for liberation. 

The published position of GLYNY's 
officers in acting as police informers 
against those relationships and only those 
that they disapprove of is despicable. That 
they probably acquired their attitudes from 
social workers who would rather administer 
than empower gay youth cannot excuse or 
condone them. 

Yours in liberation. 

Bob Rhodes 
NAMBLA Spokesperson 



Feedback 

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just tell him who I was with he 
would just give me a loitering 
ticket and a ticket for open 
alcoholic beverage in the car. I 
smelled a rat and remembered that 
NAMBLA article again. These people 
really are the enemy. Naive jackass 
me. How stupid could I be not to 
realize that. Then the officer 
sifted through my personal 
belongings. One thing for sure: If 

you are ever arrested, just remember 
you are at the mercy of some pretty 
vicious people who have the law on 
their side. 

As you know the NAMBLA Bulletin 
comes to each subscriber in a sealed' 
manila envelope. Well, I had just 
gotten mine that day and had stuck 
it in my briefcase to read some 
other time. Sure enough he found it. 
Was he enraged! Now treatment got 
worse and finally he read me my 
rights. He still asked me who that 
other person was that I was with. No 
comment. While I am in the holding 
cell he shows off the NAMBLA 

Bulletin to all the other policemen. 
They look at the magazine and then 
they look with disgust at me. But 
one of them (probably the brightest 
in the group) shook his head and 
said it was legal. Yes it was legal 
to possess a NAMBLA Bulletin. 

He wanted me to sign that my 
rights had been read properly to me. 

I refused and asked for my attorney 
to be called or my wife." YOUR WIFE* 
he gasps.'' You are married?" Yes, and 
you?" Never mind," he frowns. "Does 
your wife know about you," he asks. 
"Yes," I smile, but thank God she 


doesn't know about people like you. 
He frowns." OK, it is back in the 
holding cell for you.** Finally I get 
a chance to call my lawyer, an old 
school buddy I must now speak to 
about what before was only known to 
a select few, I was allowed to leave 
the police station on my own 
recognicance. The criminal charge 
was twofold; one for performing 
fellatio on another male in public 
view which would be offensive to 
others and the other was. for 
obstructing justice by not revealing 
the other person's name that I was 
with. There were also two tickets 
given; one for loitering and the 
other was for having open alcoholic 
beverage in my vehicle. 

As I was dejectedly leaving, the 
officer arresting me said off the 
record that what I had done turned 
his stomach and that he was going to 
make sure that "others" hear about 
this. I stared at him. First to kill 
him and then to forgive him. He also 
said that he could have had my 
vehicle towed but decided to be nice 
to me. By the way, he kept my NAMBLA 
Bulletin and when I asked for it 
back he didn't know anything about 
what I was talking about! I almost 
offered to buy him a subscription 
but I was exhausted. All I wanted at 
that point was to get out of there. 

The days following I was in a mad 
fright that maybe this demented 
officer would leak this to the 
newspapers just to make me look bad. 
I can't tell you how many sleepless 
nights I went through. And how 
supportive my wife was. Finally at 
the hearing my lawyer told me they 
didn't have any way in hell to 
substantiate the charges. So they 


would probably dismiss the whole 
thing. But that would take time and 
a trial. So I agreed to plead guilty 
to just the loitering and open 
alcoholic beverage in my car. For 
that blatant invasion of my privacy 
as well as a whole lot of other 
hardening effects this whole thing 
had on me, I had to pay in total 
$355. But it was Worth the important 
issue I learned. 1 shudder now to 
think what would have happened to 
both Bill and me if he hadn't run 
off. NAMBLA was so right. I never 
saw the oppression until then, God I 
hope I never do again. 

— New Jersey 

• — 

Age of consent laws ’ 

There hae been a lot of discussion and lack 
of uniformity between states on the question 
of the "proper age" under which consent should 
not be permitted in matters of sexual rela- 
tions. Some states use 14 as the proper age; 
others say it should be 16; and still others 
utilize a still higher age, with many compli- 
cations involved. What is proper and reason- 
able is a question that has belabored legis- 
latures, the media, and many lobbying groups. 

What is involved is that the younger person 
is denied any choice until after that age. One 
day before and their partner — someone they 
might be very fond of — is subject to the 
penalties of a felony. One day later and by 
definition there is no longer a crime. Nowhere 
is consideration given to the mental age or 
physical development of the youth. On the 
opposite side of the age-of-consent division, 
there are many men and women with the mental 
age of children. It has been written that the 
average mental age of the American adult is no 
more than that of a 12- to 14-year-old child. 

Conversely, there are youths like the Uni- 
corn columnist of the NAMBLA Bulletin, who 
wrote a comprehensive, well-researched, schol- 
arly column showing him to be a very mature 
young man. He admits to having enjoyable 
sexual relations with men and he thoroughly 
resents any interference from the police or 

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ENTRAPMENT OF THE MONTH 


specific sexiial acts which are considered 
pornographic. Previously, only the produc- 
tion and commercial dissemination of child 
pornography had been considered criminal. 

Another correspondent has sent us an 
article from a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 
newspaper reporting on the arrest of two 
men for receiving child pornography. The 
arrest was made throu^ a "controlled 
delivery" where Federal agents and local 
police actually witnessed a mail delivery. 
Such an arrest can also be made when an 
individual picks up mail at a post office 
under a pre-arranged setup. Customs 
seizures do not present a threat because 
if the material is witheld it cannot be 
received. If released, the material can 
only be deemed not obscene. 

There is the danger, however, that U.S. 
Customs, in working together with postal 
authorities, will hold back on sending 
notices of seizures. Postal authorities 
can then decide on doing a controlled 
delivery. Because of the possibility that 
materials may be sent unsolicited, postal 
investigations are unlikely to be begun 
before seizure of a number of pieces of an 
individual's mail. 

Extreme Caution Urged 

Our second correspondent urges us to 
contact firms overseas and tell them their 
customers are being arrested. This presup- 
poses that these firms are known to this 
column and that the arrested men did not 
deal with bogus firms set up for exactly 
such a scam. This possibility prompted us 
to expose Alex Srait. as a likely Swedish 
based scam ‘in our December column. Since 
anybody can be sent unsolicited materials. 


courts have to decide on whether pro- 
scribed materials have indeed been know- 
ingly received — what better way than 
having a bogus firm receive orders? 
If it looks suspicious, stay away . 

Different Name, Same Scam 

When we did not get anyone to send us 
examples of postal scams in over two 
months, we couldn’t believe that the Post 
Office had finally decided to give up 
looking throu^ keyholes. Ve have at last 
received a new example of the type of scam 
which masquerades itself as an orggniz^ 

C tion. _THo nno 

Love Club (CIX3) and gives Pn^ 
Norfolk VA 2350tj aa its aaaress . As is 
c^ommon to all ’bRese scams, it has a self- 
incriminating questionnaire attached and 
gives the mark the escape clause to disre- 
gard the material if it was mailed in 
error. The introduction appeals to the 
recipient's first amendment rights to read 
"whatever we please." It fails to mention 
that people can rot in jail many years 
before anyone will convince the present 
Supreme Court that the First Amendment has 
been subverted. ' 

Entrapment is also a legal term which 
requires that the thought of a "crime" 
would not have occurred without the inter- 
vention of the authorities. All scams are 
therefore structured in such ways as to 
convince judges that only the opportunity 
of the "crime" was presented. An entrap- 
ment defense is therefore a very difficult 
one to present. 

Thanks are here given to Michael lavery 
and to Bob Rhodes for their help in inter- 
preting several items for this column. □ 


by Peter Melzer 

Customs seizures have posed a problem 
for some boy-lovers. One correspondent 
relates an incident ythere a magazine 
depicting nude boys was seized. A letter 
from U.S. Customs declared the publication 
obscene under section 1505, title 15* 
United States Code. When the correspondent 
sent a registered letter pointing out that 
the photos in question did not depict sex- 
ual acts nor were suggestive (as are Pent- 
house and Playboy) in any way, he received 
a letter informing him to recover his 
materials in person. U.S. Customs had de- 
clined to institute judicial proceedings. 
Because he had to pick up the publication 
in person within 50 days at a considerable 
distance from his home, the incident pre- 
sented inconvenience and expense. ^ It did 
not present a threat of criminal prosecu- 
tion. 

What Are The laws? 

The reader who related this incident to 
us correctly saw that nudity in itself is 
not obscene.- He is also to be admired for 
standing up for what he knew to be right. 
When, then, is criminal prosecution a 
risk? Two laws are currently applicable. 
One is the old Comstock law which makes 
it a crime to import obscene materials. 
Because the definition’ of obscenity is so 
confused, prosecution under this law is 
very difficult and, consequently, unlike- 
iy. 

The other law is the Child Protection 
Act of 1984* It is an ammendment of the 
Sexual Exploitation of Children Act of 
1978 which makes it illegal to knowingly 
receive child pornography. The act lists 


Feedback 

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social workers. Unquestionably he has the 
mental level of a mature man, yet when he 
started the column over a year ago, he re- 
ferred to himself as an "11-year-old faggot". 
He calls these laws a ridiculous interference 
with his liberty and freedom of choice. 

When we assume that those under a certain 
established age of consent cannot engage in 
sex with those over that age, we are doing 
more than just protecting the young and pre- 
sumed innocents. In the first place, many 
younger persons have heavier sex lives with 
far greater frequencies than many older per- 
sons. The variety of life sometimes goes to 
extremes. One boy told me that he had his first 
intercourse with a 15-year-old girl when he 
was 3 1/2 and that he had been into sex of all 
types, both heteroseuxal and homosexual, indis- 
criminately, at least once a week ever since. 
No man or older girl could possibly show him 
anything that was new to him, nor could any 
person make him do anything he didn’t want to 
do. He is completely experienced, as are the 
majority of young hustlers. To throw a man in 
jail for being with him is to make a ridicu- 
lous assumption that the man is teaching him 
anything. On the contrary, the man could even 
be trying to wean him away from too much 
thought concentration on sex to the detriment 
of his school work. 

To assume an arbitrary age of consent re- 
quires a parallel assumption that the older 
person is teaching something "evil and dirty". 
Yet even Sigmund Freud, the father of analy- 
sis, said, when questioned about sexual ills: 


"It is modern society that creates these ills 
in the first place by its deceits and hypocra- 
cies, the concept there Is something evil and 
dirty about one of the basic and natural acts 
the human being can perform. Where sexual 
activity is natural and omnipresent there are 
none of these neurotic ills." James Michener’s 
book Hawaii clearly describes how bigoted 
ministers destroyed the carefree happiness of 
the guilt-free natives by their narrow teach- 
ings on the evils of sexual relations. Until 
the Christian teachers came along, they had no 
idea that sex is dirty. Neurosis was not pres- 
ent until after guilt was falsely instilled 
into their minds. 

Sex can mean many things. It transcends the 
full spectrum from forcible rape to pure, 
beneficial affection. In between is coercion, 
intimidation, purchase, and seduction. If sex 
is an expression of shared love, then it is 
beneficial to both partners, regardless of age 
or gender. Nothing is more beneficial that to 
feel a sense of security in the love of 
another: It creates a euphoria. A young boy or 
girl may be walking the streets selling sex 
one day, being coerced another day. They may 
get raped one or more times and finally run 
into an older man who cares. That man may take 
them from the street, give them a good home 
and material needs, and love them. In return, 
they may pay him their utmost compliment in 
that they allow him into their private, inti- 
mate sex lives by invitation. 

The one who takes the heavy risk is the one 
who removed them from the dangers of the 
street, for he will then be with them con- 
stantly, whereas their former "customers", 
being furtive, take almost no risk. Which 


person goes to prison for the long term? As • 
you may well suppose, our prisons are full of 
good Samaritans who really cared, while the 
"customers" are still roaming the streets look- 
ing for fresh meat. Many of these are actually 
heterosexuals looking for something different. 

It is the paedophile, the true lover, the one 
who cares, who ends up in prison. So even from 
this standpoint, we are punishing the wrong 
people. 

What would be just and best for the protec- 
tion of our young? First, forget the whole 
concept of age of consent. It is arbitrary, 
unjust, and disciminatory, plus the fact it is 
a limitation of the liberties of the young, 
who are far better qualified to judge a bene- 
factor from those who would use them. Even pets 
learn quickly who their friends are. Don’t run 
down the judgment of the young where their 
bodies are concerned. Many turn the law around 
and use it to extort money from older men. 

Instead of age, use other factors as cri- 
teria for legal violation of the young. If 
consent resulted from coercion, intimidation, 
purchase, or forceful threats, then let these 
elements constitute the felony. But if the 
relations are expressions of affection, there 
will be beneficial side-effects. Accept it for 
what it is — Love! — with the instinct to pro- 
tect from harm. To think otherwise is to de- 
grade the instincts given us by nature and/or 
our deity to love, cherish, and protect the 
young. Sexual affection can be no more than 
the desire to cherish. If, as we are told to 
believe, it is true that "God is Love", then 
the expression of love in any form is godli- 
ness, no matter whom the partners may be or 

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MINISTER OF JUSTICE: USA OVERREACTS 
ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ISSUES 


"I will still deny that the child porno 
magazines the American customs have 
found are produced in Denmark," says Erik 
Ninn-Hansen, who still wants to see 
increased sentences for the distribution of 
this type of pornography — among other 
things, to show the courts that Parliament 


wants greater penalties in these matters. 

The Justice Minister believes that the 
whole thing Is clearly an overreaction when 
an American Senate committee has now 
asked Minister of Foreign Affairs Georg 
Schultz to contact the Danish government 
in order to have the transporting of child 
pornography across the Atlantic stopped. 

"There is no evidence at all that the 
FMDrnography the American customs found, 
sent from Denmark, was produced here," 
the Danish Minister says. □ 



their ages. 

The bigot is himself playing at being God 
when he proscribes physical relations that are 
an expression of love and affection. What is 
criminal are the elements accompanying those 
relations, not the relations themselves. Let 
the law be against force, coercion, intimida- 
tion, and the purchase of sex from the young, 
and not be against the act of sex. Only then 
will we be in agreement that sex is not dirty 
and evil, as the neurotics would have us 
believe. Save our young from being neurotics. 
Save them from the wrath of the bigots! 

Letters of support ° hv 

Latham 

954 Forrest Street 
Baltimore, MD 2 


TO A LOST FRIEND 


As I walked up to the swimming hole one 
day, there was my friend Bobby in the 
water with a white haired man. It had 
been a couple months since I'd seen 
Bobby, and he swam over to say hello. He 
told me about his new friend Frank and 
later introduced us. Frank and I became 
fast friends. 

Frank had been married and was a 
father. After his divorce, he'd worked and 
lived In various places around the 
country. Boys were his raison d'etre. 

Shortly after his divorce he shared a 
close relationship with a youth, notice of 
which was taken by a local policeman. The 
officer visited the boy's home one evening 
and confronted both the boy and his 
parents. "I know Frank's been queer with 
lots of guys around here," he said to the 
boy. "Well, .he never has been with me," 
was the boy's reply. The policeman was 
asked to leave. 

Once, upon returning to New York, 
Frank's eyes met those of a boy wandering 
through the airport terminal. As they 
approached each other, a policeman 
appeared and said, "Get away from each 
other." "But, but..." "Just get away from 
each other! " As Frank later stepped off 
the subway in Brooklyn, the same boy 
stepped off the next car. "Did you follow 
me?" Frank smiled. "1 thought you followed 
me," the boy said. Thus began a long and 
beautiful relationship. 

Frank spent some years in the west. 
There he met and cared for many boys. He 
gained legal custody of one boy, even 


though the judge was "sure there's 
something homosexual about this case'.' No 
proof existed, and Eddie finally had a 
stable and happy home. 

With his western boys reaching 
adulthood, Frank planned to head east 
again. Eddie enticed him to a Sunday 
morning breakfast at a restaurant. To 
Frank's great surprise, almost every boy 
he'd known locally was there, many of 
whom he had no idea Eddie knew. He 
^never learned how Eddie accomplished the 
feat. It was a joyous farewell party, and 
Frank told me he considered it the high 
point of his entire life. 

On his way back east, Frank stopped in 
Denver where he chanced to meet Billy, 
from the city to which we was moving. It 
made for a nice welcome-home relationship, 
which lasted for several years. 

One day as Billy and Frank were driving 
through the center city, Billy leaned over 
and kissed Frank as they sat at a red 
light. "There, I've always wanted to do 
that," Billy said as people looked on. 

One day Frank received a phone call 
from a local minister of his acquaintance. 
The minister asked Frank to come in and 
see him. He told Frank that he was aware 
of his relationship with Billy, and that 
Billy's father had asked him to talk to 
Frank and to tell him not to see Billy 
anymore. Unless the relationship ended, 
the father would disown Billy, and Billy's 
father was wealthy. Billy would have to 
lead a "straight" life. A little over a year 
later, Frank encountered Billy on the 
street. "J*m sorry, Frank, I cannot talk to 
you," he said. Frank never saw Billy 
again. 

Though Frank and I shared a sense of 
commitment to Bobby, Frank's primary 
sense of commitment was to Sammy. Sammy 
was a shy boy who seemed to be afraid of 
life. Frank's place was his one safe haven, 
and he frequently retreated there. He 
loved Frank dearly. 

One Sunday in late winter I stopped by 
to find Frank in a very philosophical 
mood. He'd lived a full life, he said, and 
was ready to go... not that he intended to 
do so, mind you. 

The following Friday I stopped by again 
to find Frank's car present and his 
apartment open, but no Frank. The irate 
landlady came in behind me to tel! me she 
didn't have to tell me anything. I was 
puzzled. After a couple of hours I 
returned. The now enraged landlady 
threatened to call the police. "For what?," 

I asked, "coming to visit comeone?" "You 
homosexuals! " she screamed, "I don't 


have to tell you anything." And off she 
stormed. There was no use trying to 
obtain information from somebody in such a 
state. 

Frank had indeed vanished. Finally I 
visited his former residence. His landlord 
told me that Frank had died of a massive 
heart attack. As it happened, he had died 
later the same evening the whacko landlady 
was yelling at me. She had invaded his 
apartment and read his books, but had not 
the kindness to let us be together during 
his last hours. 

Sammy was stunned by Frank's death. I 
reached out a hand to him, but I could not 
fill Frank's shoes. Wherever he is, I can 
only hope he Is well. 

Frank's life was a life well lived. The 
good done for the boys whose lives he 
touched overrules his would be detractors, 
and should serve as an' inspiration to 
people everywhere. 

— Arls 


NAMBLA: 

I enjoy reading your monthly newsletter 
although I do question some of the 
articles and photographs that obviously 
eclipse the definition of a "boy." In 
almost every issue, there's material on 
young "men" but I am quick to assure you 
I am prejudiced. There's a fine line 
between paedophilia and "adult" 
relationships, indeed, but I do draw 
that line. I seem to have no interest in 
the "gay" world and find solace only in 
the company of sub-15' year olds, and 
only attractive ones at that. 

I applaud your socio-political 
awareness but I hope your publication 
doesn't become totally reactionary and 
go the way of the "Yippie" magazines of 
yesteryear. It is well and good to 
defend the rights of those imprisoned 
for "crimes" involving children, yet you 
must admit that no doubt some genuine 
sickos have sought the umbrella of 
NAMBLA in order to justify crimes that 
would turn all our stomachs. I guess we 
have to sift the bad from the good. You 
have an awesomely complex foundation to 
defend and I wish you luck. 

The photo on your June 1984 Bulletin 
cover was magnif icient . Much of the 
writing is intelligent and lucid. Some 
of the poetry is quite touching. 

— Florida 


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books 

The HustlePt by John Henry 
Mackay. Translated by Hubert 
Kennedy. Boston; Alyson Pub- 
lications, Inc. 1985. 30^pp. $7.95 


THE HUSTLER 



JOHN HENRY MACKAY 

TRANSLATED BY HUBERT KENNEDY 


b y David Thorstad 

This novel Is a love story. 
It Is romantic, cynical, In- 
sightful. In places it is 
moving. As someone who has put 
down many novels before finishing 
them, I found it often com- 
pelling. I wanted to know how 
things would turn out. I could 
tell, from hints dropped here and 
there, that the outcome would not 
be saccharine or unrealistic, and 
was glad to discover that it was, 
if not tragic, at least not tritely 
happy or optomistic. Gay activists 
often complain about films and cre- 
ative writing about homesexuali ty 
that seem to require the inevitable 
Unhappy Ending. The star-crossed 
love of The Hustler makes its 
ending realistic. 

Mackay published the novel in 
German with the title Per Pup- 
pen Junt^e in 1926 under the his 
long-time pseudonym for his gay 
wirtlngs, Sagitta (Arrow). Mackay 
had been writing boy-love lite- 
rature and pamphlets under that 
name for more than two decades. 
The book was sold privately and had 
little success. It is surely a 
classic of boy-love literature, and 
it Is a welcome' addition to the 
list of such literature available 
in English. 

Mackay -- whom Hubert Kennedy 
has probably done more than anyone 
else to bring to the attention of a 
North American readership -- was 
one of the most Important and con- 


aclously radical proponents of man/ 
boy love in the early German homo- 
sexual rights movement. He was not 
a boy-ogler but a sexual freedom 
fighter who devoted his life to 
activism on behalf of individual 
freedom and sexual liberation. In 
his writings on man-boy love during 
the first part of this century one 
senses a kindred soul; his insights 
into the man/boy love relationship 
and the hypocrisy and bigotry of 
the society of his day have a fresh 
quality that is inspiring and cou- 
rageous decades later. It can only 
be hoped that the publication of 
this novel in English will reach 
readers who still think raan/boy 
love is somehow a phenomenon that 
can be divorced from the "broader" 
Issues of gay liberation. And, 
3ust as Important, the novel will 
make accessible to English-speaking 
boy-lovers and youth an awareness 
of a historical continuity to their 
struggle that has escaped all but 
the few who read German. 

You don*t need any political 
baggage to appreciate this novel, 
however. It provides a special 
window on the Berlin hustling 
scenes of the late twenties 
upper class, middle class and, most 
of all, lower class. It manages to 
give Mackay’s views of the man/boy 
love relationship — views of an 
individualist-anarchist -- but it 
also tells a story whose characters 
come alive and, curiously, might 
inhabit the real boy-love world 
today. This is not a period 
piece. It is that, of course, but 
it is much more as well. I found 
myself frequently smiling and 
noting similarities with friend- 
ships -I have had, even' though' I' 
have never personally been involved 
in the hustling scene. The reason 
is that Mackay knows boys; he knows 
boy-lovers, and he, skillfully por- 
trays the aspirations, Joys, an- 
guish and occassional rage that 
accompany the connections they make 
across the generations. 

The Hustler is the story of 
Gunther Nielsen, 15, and Hermann 
Graff, a man in his twenties, who 
both escape their small-town life 
In the provinces for the wider 
vistas of Berlin. They meet, by 
chance; lose each other, meet again 
and finally lose each other for 
good, each having been transformed 
in his own way. Gunther is drawn 
into the hustler subculture of the 
big city, and Herman believes, 
naively, that his overpowering love 
for the boy can save him from this 
life. 

One of the most attractive as- 
pects of the novel is its portrayl 
of the hustler scene of the lounges 
and bars of Berlin in the late 
twenties. In this, Mackay does not 
sugar-coat anything that I could 
detect. The boy-hustlers are often 
on cocaine and are cynical toward 
their Johns — even, as in the case 
of Hermann, when they are not Johns 
but men who actually love their 
young friends. They have no fu- 
ture, nor even any awareness of a 
future. They live from one day to 
the next. 


One of the more interesting 
chapters is a description of the 
hustler table at Uncle Paul’s sa- 
loon, where the boys hang out in 
the late afternoon before going out 
to work for the evening. Besides 
Gunther, whom the boys call Chick, 
Mackay introduces the entire clique 
as they relax before getting on 
with more serious business: Leo, 

Kuddel, Hamburger, Tall Willy, 
Saxon, Brown George, Clever Walter, 
Atze (an "eighty-penny boy" who is 
a police informer). Corpse Eddy, 
Sailor Otto, Karl the Great. Each 
character has his own personality. 
It is one of the better chapters 
in the book, though here, as else- 
where, Mackay*s style is not to de- 
scribe so much as it is to sketch, 
and let the reader, fill in details 
from his own Imagination. 

In fact, if Mackay as a 
novelist has any weakness, it is in 
his powers of description. Boy 
hands are "little"; teeth are 
"splendid"; boys are "strikingly 
handsome"; and the words "beauty" 
and "beautiful," which convey no- 
thing directly, seem overused. In 
one place hair is "light brown"; 
later the same hair is "dark 
blond." Mackay’s use of adjectives 
is, generally, quite unoriginal. 
But you could look on this as a 
bare-minimum approach, in which the 
reader can participate by filling 
in the blanks. By and large, it 
works. One description of Gun- 
ther’s hand - which plays an 
exaggerated role, perhaps because 
straightforward descriptions of 
more Interesting and intimate body 
parts could not be included, no 
doubt for legal reasons -- struck 
me as off-beat: Mackay notes its 

"unclean but well-grown nails." It 
is a typical, almost algebraic, 
description in that the reader can 
make of it what he/she wishes. 

But if Mackay descriptive 
talents may not be anything to rave 
about, you’ll find yourself carried 
along nonetheless. His Insights 
into the psychology of man and boy 
in such relationships is extraor- 
dinary, and this hasn't changed a 
bit in the sixty years since the 
novel was published. His style 
seems occasionally excessively 
romantic, but on the other hand, 
the boys he creates are not roman- 
ticized or Idealized at all. In 
fact, they are refreshingly cynical 
about their Johns. Mackay has 
gotten inside the heads of boys. 
His portrayls come across as au- 
thentic. Hermann (who is in part 
Mackay's alter-ego) seems, in con- 
trast, to be Idealistic and naive 
in the extreme. But haven't we all 
known real-life boy-lovers who 
could have inspired such a por- 
trait? Probably, we all could have 
at one moment or another, 

Gunther, the boy-herp, is — 
as Hermann himself recognizes — 
boring. The energy and emotional 
input in this "relationship" are 
all one-way, really; But, then, 
that is not so extraordinary, how- 
ever far from the ideal. Gunther 
has no spontaneity and could hardly 


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Berlin of the early 1900s: this photo, taken about 1910, shows the Friedrichstrasse, 
where much of the action of The Huetler takes place. 


be considered your ♦♦ideal boy- 
friend." He*s actually kind of a 
clod, Insensitive to and uncaring 
about his solicitous friend, I 
can*t imagine spending more than 
five minutes with him myself. But 
chacun a son gout , and he really is 
someone special to Hermann, Yet 
Hermann seems more intent on living 
out his fantasy of the Ideal 
Friendship than he is of actually 
getting to know Gunther. Their 
first break-up occurs, in fact, as 
a result of a misunderstanding pro- 
duced by a misreading by Hermann of 
Gunther*s desire for sex -- this 
kid is the silent type, and his 
signals are rather weak. By the 
time Gunther is sent to Jail for 
hustling, Hermann still doesn't 
know his last name, or virtually 
anything else about him. There's a 
lot of action at cross-purposes in 
this novel -- Just as there Is in a 
lot of man/boy relationships. 
There's no didacticism here, but I 
felt that both Gunther and Hermann 
made a lot of mistakes in this 
tale.Mackay Is strongest when he 


relates the interior monologues to 
which Hermann subjects himself 
during his periodic separations 
from Gunther -- all brought about 
by Gunther's standing him up, going 
off with someone else or being ar- 
rested. The two major separations 
occur when Gunther is picked up and 
kept by the rich Count, who desires 
only to look at his nude body in 
sleep and . when he Is arrested and 
sent to , Jail -- an event that turns 
previous forebodings into inevi- 
table disaster. During these sepa- 
rations, Hermann is unfailingly 
noble and altruistic, even if he 
does sometimes sink into a morass 
of . self-doubt about his rela- 
tionship to this boy. His efforts 
to help Gunther prompt him to write 
a fateful letter to him in Jail, 
which is intercepted, by the au- 
thorities, Hermann is quickly 
arrested and sentenced -- with the 
shameful acquiesence of his young 
friend, who has been dehumanized 
and brutalized by his captors -- to 
two months In jail for violating 
"paragraph so-and-so" of the penal 


code. The amazing thing for con- 
temporary Americans is that the 
sentence was so light — not 
because Hermann had done anything 
wrong, but because the state system 
of repression is so barbaric in the 
United States that two months seems 
like almost nothing. 

Hermann fluctuates throughout 
between exaltation and a sense of 
bliss to rage at his mistreatemen t 
at the hands of the unthinking 
street boy. The fact that he re- 
cognizes that Gunther is boring, 
that the boy really offers nothing 
of himself, makes one wonder why 
Hermann expended so much energy, 
time and money on him. But love is 
blind, and at any rate, no serious 
harm was done. The real harm, as 
Mackay has an old-woman friend of 
Hermann say near the end ofthe no- 
vel, comes from those authority fi- 
gures who impose state-sanctioned 
morality on Individuals who share 
their love freely: "And what are 
all the crimes in the world com- 
pared with the ones carried out by 
those in gowns and vestments, robes 
and uniforms!" 

Don't read this book if you 
hope to find hot sex scenes. There 
aren't any. You’ll find no des- 
criptions of dicks or unclothed bo- 
dies. Read this novel because it 
is a good story, because it is 
well-written, and because it is 
part of boy-love literature that 
long has been supressed and for- 
gotten. 

Hubert Kennedy's translation 
is quite literal. In general, this 
works well -- it captures the 
period-piece qaulity, and it shows 
respect for a work he obviously 
loves by an author he greatly ad- 
mires. The translation strikes the 
proper tone and is faithful to the 
original. In a few places, it may 
be a bit too literal ("he had no 
hunger" for "he was not hungry" and 
"he had luck" for "he was lucky"), 
but this was clearly a labor of 
love. It is one for which both 
Kennedy and Alyson Publications are 
to be commended. 

Alyson’s cover, which it does 
not Identify, is taken from the co- 
ver of a 1924 issue of Per Eigene , 
a boy-love magazine for "art and 
male culture." □ 


AN INTERVIEW WITH HUBER KENNEDY 


b y Asa Ralubat 

It is late afternoon. Hubert 
Kennedy is comfortably seated on 
the living room couch in his home 
in Providence, Rhode Island. We 
have been acquainted for some time, 
but this is my first opportunity to 
talk with him about his translation 
of The Hustler. 

Hubert, the author of The Hustler 
was John Henry Mackay, but wasn't 
it originally published under a 
pseudonym! 

That's right. He used the name 


Sagitta for his man/boy love writ- 
ings, but in his will he asked that his 
true name be given on any future 
publication. By the way, please pro- 
nounce "Mackay" to rhyme with 
"cry." That's the normal Scottish 
pronunciation, and Mackay also in- 
sisted on it. 

Was Mackay Scottish? 

His father was, but he died when 
Mackay was two years old and 
Mackay's mother returned with him 
to Germany where Mackay grew up. 
The Hustler is set in Berlin. Did 
Mackay grow up there? 


No. He grew up in a small town and 
later traveled a good deal, but he set- 
tled in Berlin in 1894 and lived there 
until his death in 1933, shortly after 
Hitler came to power. So by 1926, 
when The Hustler was first pub- 
lished, Mackay knew Berlin well. 
How did you become interested in 
Mackay? 

I first heard of Mackay when Eg- 
mont Fassbinder reprinted the Sag- 
itta writings of Mackay in 1979 as 
one of the first publications of his 
newly founded gay press in Berlin. 
This is a 2-voIume edition, of which 


the second is the novel Der Puppen- 
junge, which I have translated as 
The Hustler. 

Is this Fassbinder related to the late 
Rainer Fassbinder, the film director? 
He is a cousin. 

Was The Hustler Mackay’s first 
novel? 

No, he wrote several novels. His 
first was The Swimmer, which was 
published in 1901, making it one of 
ihc first sports novels. It depicts the 
rise and fall of a world champion 
continued on page 


Page 9 



"Criminals are a small minority in any 
age or country. And the harm they have 
done to mankind is infinitesimal when 
compared to the horrors — the bloodshed, 
the wars, the persecutions, the 
confiscations, the famines, the 
enslavements, the wholesale destruction — 
perpetrated by mankind's governments. 
Potentially, a government is the most 
dangerous threat to man's rights: it holds 
a legal monopoly on the use of physical 
force against legally disarmed victims." 

-- Ayn Rand (1964) 



HUBERT KENNEDY 


AN INTERVIEW WITH 

continued from page 9 
swimmer from Berlin. Mackay him- 
self was an enthusiastic swimmer 
into his old a^'c, and he was fre- 
quently in the public swrmming 
pools of Berlin. Of course so were 
the boys he was attracted to,, partic- 
ularly the a>;es of 14 to 17. 

Is The Swimmer also a man/boy 
love storyl 

It is not a love story at all. Rather, it 
shows the conflict of an individual 
with the society in which he lives. 
This theme was very important to 
Mackay, who, just before writing 
The Swimmer, had spent several 
years researching the life of Max 
Stirner, the philosopher of individu- 
alism. The Swimmer illustrates, 
many of Stirncr’s ideas. 

Are they also in The Hustler? 

To a lesser degree. But yes, they are 
there. Mackay's individualist anar- 
chist philosophy show’s through, 

• even in his purely literary works. Af- 
ter all, when the New York Times 
reported his death in 1933 they said 
he was called. in Germany an "anar- 
chist lyricist." 

Was Mackay primarily a poet then? 
Mackay wrote in a variety of forms, 
but his literary recognition was a 
lyricist. One of his poems, 
“Morgen," was given a lovely music- 
al setting by Richard Strauss. This 
song, which was first sung at Mack- 
ay's house in Berlin, is loved the 
world over, but it is not generally 
known that the words W'crc inspired 
by a boy. 

You mentioned Mackay’s "purely 
literary" works. What are you con- 
trasting that with? 

His propaganda for individualist an- 
archism. Mackay gained instant 
fame in 1891 with the publication of 
The Anarchists, a non-novel that 
had an American edition that same 
year and was quickly translated into 
six other foreign languages. In it 
Mackay discusses the relative mer- 
its of individualist versus commun- 
ist anarchism, more of less the var- 
ieties supported in America by Ben- 
iamin Tucker and Emma Goldman, 
respectively. 

Did Mackay know those two person- 
ally? 

Yes. It was Tucker who published 
The Anarchists in America. He and 
Mackay became good friends, and 
Mackay's other non-novel, The Free- 
domseeker, was dedicated to him. 
Mackay also met Emma Goldman 
on a 3-month visit to the U.S. in 
1893; in fact, he lunched with her in 
New York on the first day of her trial 
for "inciting to riot." 


What is individualist anarchism? 

For Mackay an anarchist is someone 
who refuses to rule or be ruled. He 
summed it up in his slogan "Equal 
freedom for all” 

Was there a "gay rights" movement 
in Berlin in the 1920s? 

A very strong one, but it was only 
directed at revising the most oppres- 
sive laws. The first such organiza- 
tion was founded in Berlin in 1897 
by the sexologist Magnus Hirsch- 
feid, who was in part prompted by 
the cruel treatment of Oscar Wilde 
in England. This group, the German 
Scientific Humanitarian Commit- 
tee, circulated a petition asking the 
legislators to change the law. By the 
1920s many leading German intell- 
ectuals — Albert Einstein, for ex- 
ample - had signed the petition, 
but in the end nothing came of it. Of 
course, when the Nazis came to 
power in 1933 all such organizations 
simply dissolved. Hirschfeld himself 
died in exile,- his institute for Sexual 
Science in Berlin was one of the 
Nazis' first targets for destruction. 
But what was life like (or the gay 
man-in-the-street in the 1920s? Was 
there a gay sub-culture? 

By the end of the decade there were 
at least 80 predominantly gay bars, 
more or less tolerated by the police. 
It is probably significant, however, 
that the book that mentions this is 
titled Guide to the vices of Berlin. 
Mackay has a good description of the 
hustler-bar scene in his novel. In ad- 
dition, I've another bar description 
in the notes to the novel, taken from 
the 19-year-old Klaus Mann's first 
novel of the same period. 

On special occasions, such as New 
Year’s, there were also private balls, 
with a good deal of cross-dressing. 
But we should not forget that the 
social stigma of being 'so' was even 
stronger then than now, and since 
(male} homosexual acts were illegal, 
the danger of blackmail Was also 
great. By the way, the movie Cab- 
aret suggests that homoerotic 
themes were common, but in fact 
this was quite rare in the cabaret 
shows of the period, whose themes 
were primarily political. 

Let's come back to The Hustler. 
What is the plot? 

It is the story of Gunther, a 15-year- 
boy who runs away from his small 
hometown . to the big city Berlin, 
where he falls into a life of prostitu- 
tion, and of Hermann Graff, a young 
man who has come to Berlin to 
work, and who falls in love with the 
boy. Gunther, how'cvcr, sees only a 
customer in Hermann. During the 


course of the year in which the novel 
takes place, Hermann gradually 
comes to terms with his sexual ori- 
entation. But the novel is not just a 
plea for understanding; it is a genu- 
ine love story - the classic novel of 
man/boy love. 

At the same time The Hustler 
gives a picture of the sexual under- 
world of Berlin that Christopher Ish- 
erwood, who arrived in Berlin only 
three years after the publication of 
the novel, assures us is "authentic." 
It is> in fact, one of the novels Ish- 
erwood read during his stay in that 
city. Mackay sometimes treats his 
central characters sentimentally, 



HciberC Kennedy 


hut he describes the various homo- 
sexual scenes of Berlin with un- 
sparing realism. 

He is also geographically exact. 
For this reason 1 have included a 
map of central Berlin, showing the 
principal streets and places men- 
tioned in the novel, so that the 
reader may trace some of the action. 
By the way, it is no longer possible 
to actually do this. Friedrich Street, 
for example, is partly in East Berlin 
and partly in West Berlin; the fam- 
ous Checkpoint Charlie is on Fried- 
rich Street, and the Berlin Wall also 
separates Unter den Linden from the 
Tiergarten, whereas in the story the 
characters simply walk from one in- 
to the other. 

You mention that several homosex- 
ual scenes are described. Was there 
much social activity also among les- 
bians there in the 1920s? 

Indeed there was. One lesbian club, 
“Monbijou," founded in the early 
1920s, had 600 members. The "Vio- 


Ictta-Klub," which was active from 
1926 to 1933, had 400 members. 
These are not described in The 
Hustler, however. Nor is there any 
mention of the very active homosex- 
ual emancipation movement led by 
Hirschfeld. 

Are there any women iii The 
Hustler? 

Near the end of the novel a wise 
older woman presents Mackay's 
own views of man/boy love. 

Why did you decide to translate The 
Hustler? 

Friends urged me to do it, and be- 
sides, it fit into several of my inter- 
ests. I have been interested in the 
origins of the modern gay move- 
ment, especially in Germany, as 
well as being interested in the lit- 
erary depiction of homosexuals. 
Then too, Mackay's anarchist 
philosophy is very sympathetic. 
Finally, I think the literary treat- 
ment of man/hoy love has been 
neglected. Thus, when the oppor- 
tunity came to spend a year in Ger- 
many, 1 made this translation my 
maior project and spent the winter 
and spring of 1983 in Munich work- 
ing on it. 

1 suppose being in Germany helped. 
Of course, especially since a very 
dear friend in Munich had lived a 
number of years in Berlin, knew the 
city well, and took an interest in its 
history and my project. He was an 
invaluable help. 

But you have also spent some time 
in Berlin, haven't you? 

Oh yes, and on my visit I had the 
pleasure of meeting Heinz Birken, 
who has written many charming 
poems and stories of man/boy love, 
and in 1981 published a long novel, 
lede Liebe ist Liebe. on the subject. 
Do you plan to translate any other 
works of Mackay? 

I have no plans, but there arc several 
things that deserve translation. The 
shorter, and very autobiographical, 
novel Fenny Skaller, for example, 
which was first published in 1913, 
also under the pseudonym Sagitta. 
Have you read all of Mackay's 
writings? 

Not the poetry, but I think 1 have 
read all his prose, including several 
unpublished manuscripts that are 
now in the possession of Kurt Zube, 
who very kindly let me read them 
when I visited him in Freiburg, Ger- 
many. By the way, Zube knew 
Mackay personally. He is also one of 
the people who urged me to trans- 
late The Hustler. 

One final question, Hubert. Are you 
a boy-lover? 

Isn’t everyone? D 


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IN MEMORIAM: PETER SCHULT 

b y Hubert fCennedy 

At the time of his death one 
year ago at age 55, Peter Schult 
was the best known boy-lover in 
Germany. This was due partly to a 
public campaign to have him re- 
leased from prison on humanitarian 
grounds, since he was terminally 
ill with lung cancer, a campaign 
that was strengthened by revela- 
tions that officials in the justice 
system had deliberately refused him 
treatment until the cancer had be- 
come incurable. Until then, how- 
ever, he was generally known only 
to activist boy-lovers, left- 
radical political groups, and, of 
course, the many boys he had loved 
and helped and had sex with. 

Peter found and took home the 
homeless -- or they found him. In 
state Institutions his address was 
passed from one boy to another as a 
place where runaways could find 
temporary shelter. His address was 
also well-known to the authorities, 
whose "authority" the anarchist 
Peter refused to recognize, and he 
was sent to prison numerous times 
on charges of drug possession and 
"seducing minors." In 1971 - 7^ he 
was in prison for "kidnapping" 
(read: sheltering a runaway from a 
state institution) and spent nearly 
two years in Isolation, in part a 
result of political organizing 
among inmates. 

With the publication in 1978 
of his autobiography, Besuche in 
Sackgassen: Au f zeichnungen eines 
homosexuellen Anarchlsten (Visits 
in Dead-End Street: Memoirs of a 
Homosexual Anarchist), written 
while he was again in prison, Peter 
became notorious, both for the 
frankness with which he revealed 
and accepted his sexuality and for 


his antagonism to the state. The 
book shows a colorful life. 

Peter Schult was born in 

Berlin on June 17, 1928. He 

briefly saw military service at the 
end of the Second World War, es- 

caped from a prisoner-of-war camp 
in the Eastern Zone shortly after 
internment in 19**5, and by the end 
of that year had fled to the Vest, 
where he lived from black market 
trading and theft from automobiles, 
for which he was sent to jail. 

From 1950 he led a respectable life 
as an active political liberal, di- 
rected a youth home and was, brief- 
ly, married. As a result of a ho- 
mosexual affair he resigned his 
political offices in 1955 and 
joined the French Foreign Legion, 
serving until 1961, when he settled 
in Munich. There he took part in 
the anti-establishment subculture, 

among other wasy, by editing an 
underground newspaper and dealing 
in drugs -- and this in a city 
notorious for its right-wing po- 
litics. 

When Peter was convicted for 
the last time in 1982 for "corrup- 
ting a minor" and was given the 
lengthy (for Germany) sentence of 
two years and ten months, the judge 
particularly pointed out Peter’s 
lack of regret for his actions. 
Nor were the authorities pleased by 
Peter's writing in his his second 
book, Gefallene Engel (Fallen An- 
gels, 1982), a collection of short 
stories and essays, again des- 
cribing his experiences with boys 
and his anarchist views. 

Although Peter was unable to 
obtain treatment for what he be- 
lieved to be a tumor in his lung, 
he finally gained a transfer to a 
prison in Berlin, where the pre- 
sence of the tumor was confirmed. 
Efforts to gain his release having 
failed (although 4,500 people 
signed the petition), Peter fled 


the hospital in Berlin in March 
1984, and a month later was back In 
Munich, wnere he died of bleeding 
in the lungs on April 26, 1984. 

As Peter lay dying in Munich, 
a special issue of the journal Die 
Aktlon: Zeltschrift fur Politik, 
Literatur. Junst was being prepared 
in Hamburg. It was devoted en- 
tirely to Peter and expressed an 
appreciation of him and outrage at 
his treatment. Edward Brongersma 
wrote: 

"Society will one day have to 
admit -- just as with witch hunts 
and the fight against masturbation 
-- how insane and damaging all this 
was, how many have been made un- 
happy and socially ruined in the 
name of morality and law. Instead 
of learning from them and gaining 
from their special talents. It 
still clings today to prejudices, 
whose falseness has long been sci- 
entifically demonstrated. 

"What all could a man like 
Peter Schult with his intelligence, 
his understanding, his insight into 
youth, his warm love of the young, 
not have done for society! And to 
what has this world reduced him? 

"It would be better to have 
less outrage over the faults of the 
past and a bit more over our con- 
temporary Schult. His fate is a 
symptom of the sickness of our 
society . " 

Germany is not the United 
States, and it is difficult to draw 
parallels, since our laws are 
harsher and our prison sentences 
brutally longer than those in 
Germany. But our struggle is 
basically the same, and one need 
not be the complete anarchist that 
Peter was to be inspired by his 
Integrity and his determination to 
follow his feeling in the knowledge 
that his love for boys was good. □ 


THE CASTAWAY 


I bless the day you knocked upon my door, 
more timid than I'd ever seen before; 
discarded by your folks for being gay, 
you hadn't any other place to stay. 

I took you in, despite my churlish mood, 
reluctant to renounce my solitude. 

But day by day. to my surprise. I found 
1 soon got used to having you around. 

Your sparkling Effervescence changed my 
style; 

my spirits rose atop your sunlit smile. 

As full of mischief as a frisky pup, 

you brimmed with laughter and I drank it 

up. 

You brought your youthful, radiant warmth 
to bed 

and woke in me desires I thought were dead. 
You'd spend your passions like a lustful faun, 
then nestle in my arms until the dawn. 

Thus, reaching out across a timeless span, 
you touched the heart inside a stony man. 

Phillip Hutchinson 



Page 1 1 


They tried to tell us we're too young 


If there were enough grown-up jobs for 
them to go to, British children would be 
fine little workers one day. No fewer 
than 40% of schoolchildren work during 
term time at an occupation carried on for 
profit (this includes paper deliveries but 
not paid baby-sitting). One in 10 have 
two jobs or more, and 11- and 12-year- 
olds are almost as likely to be working as 
older pupils. Over a third of London 
schoolboys work more than 10 hours per 
week during term. Most earn £1 an hour 
or less, while 10% settle for under 50 
pence an hour. 

The law is after these artful dodgers 
(in theory), but almost never catches 
them. According to the Low Pay Unit’s 
survey’^ — where these figures come 
from — most child workers are breaking 
some law or other. Thus 65% of London 
children with jobs work illegal hours, 
28% do jobs children are not supposed 
to do, and a quarter are under 13*— too 
young to work legally at all. 

The survey — carried out in London, 
Luton and Bedfordshire in 1982 and 
1983 — probably underestimates child 
employment. Only children at school 
were included, so the results leave out 
holiday work and those enterprising tru- 
ants too busy to go to school and fill in 
questionnaires. One London boy was 
frank enough to put down his job as 
nicking car radios. This would be classi- 
fied as a “service”. 

The Low Pay Unit’s study of a neglect- 
ed part of the black economy confirms 
work done for the department of health 
and social security (DHSS) in 1972 by Dr 
Emrys Davies. He found that nearly half 
of British pupils between the ages of 13 
and 15 were in paid employment, much 
of it illegal. Most liked their work and 
few did it in order to help with the bills. 
Dr Davies also found, unsurprisingly, 
that pupils who spent more of their time 
out of school in paid work tended to play 
truant more often, do worse in class, and 


be generally naughtier than those who 
worked few hours or not at all. But he 
could not say what caused what. 

Most working children seem to do 
relatively safe jobs that adults would not 
do, though children do get run over 
when making deliveries (and probably 
more often than adults would). But a 
recent BBC programme, “Brass Tacks”, 



Children’s jobs* 


Job % of total working 

Delivering newspapers 33.3 B 

Shopwork 16.8 

Farming 1 3.6 B 

Work with animals 11 .8 G 

Cleaning offices, hotels, 
houses 7.8 

Milk round, other deliveries 6.9 B 

Building construction, 
decoration, repair 6.6 

Street market or fairground 6.2 B 

Pub or off-licence 5.9 B 

Garage or petrol station 5.0 B 


B mostly boys G mostly Qiiis. *Jobs done in week of 
survey; ssmple of 1 , 712 schoolchildren in London, Luton, 
Bedfordshire. Source: Low Pay Unit. 


highlighted another face of child labour. 
Take carrot -topping in East Anglia. 
Over half of British tinned carrots have 
their ends snipped off in East Anglian 
sheds. The BBC’s researchers found the 
evening shifts (5pm to 8pm) in many 
such sheds to consist largely of children 
aged nine and upwards, and estimated 
that 30% of East Anglian production 
was processed by children. The piece- 
work rate for large carrots worked out at 
around 70 pence an hour. Parents ap- 
proved and mothers put their children on 
the gang-labour buses after school. Since 
these sheds count as factories, the work 
is illegal. Factory inspectors began to 
take an interest at about the time last 
year that the BBC started looking into it. 

Nobody is quite sure who ought to be 
enforcing the bewildering range of regu- 
lations covering child labour. Health and 
safety inspectors tend to assume the 
employees they see are old enough to be 
legally employed. Educational welfare 
officers, who know how to spot a child, 
have plenty of other duties and do not 
have right of access to places of work. 

There are two sets of rules. Nation- 
wide legislation bans industrial work 
below the age of 16 and all employment 
below 13. Children under 16 may not 
work before 7am (newsboys, please 
note), after 7pm (so helping mother stuff 
envelopes after homework is out) or for 
more than two hours on any schoolday 
or Sunday. A lot of local authorities 
make further complicated by-laws: while 
children may help with a milk-round in 
Sheffield, they may not do so in nearby 
Barnsley. The 1973 Employment of Chil- 
dren Act should have allowed the regula- 
tions to be standardised across the coun- 
try, so employers could easily find out 
where they stood. But the act was never 
brought into force because local authori- 
ties argued (in 1973 and again in 1977) 
that they did not have the resources to 
implement it. It is still lying unused on 
the statute book. □ 


* Working Children. Low Pay Unit (1985). 


THE ECONOMIST JANUARY 26, 1985 


The Children’s 
Express 

T hey were the envy of every reporter 
over 5 feet. 

Children 's Express reponers made their way 
to the front of the crowd again and again, scor- 
ing exclusive interviews with Jesse Jackson, 
Gary Hart, and Mayor Feinstein, who declared 
Monday, July 9th, Children 's Express Day. 

The news service, established in 1975, and 
now carried by UPI for 2,500 newspapers in 
the United States and overseas, had 32 
energetic 9- to 1 3-year-old reporters and 2114- 
to l&y ear-old editors scurrying about the ci- 
ty last month. They covered the National 
March for Gay/Lesbian Rights, interviewed 
leaders of the Campbells’ Boycott, and provid- 


ed gave] lo-gavel convennon coverage. 

“They had about fourteen convention press 
passes,” muttered one envious local editor, 
who had only two. 

What’s their secret? “Kids can be blunt,” ex- 
plained Meredith Miller, 1 1 , in a C.E. column. 
“Adults can’t act naive. Kids can come right out 
and say ‘Did you embezzle funds?’.” 

And they have asked. 

In a much-celebrated 1976 interview with 
Chicago’s Mayor Daley, one of the C.E. 
reporters interviewed him and asked about the 
Chicago convention of 1968. “He denied the 
riot ever happened,” said Deborah Artman, 
Children 's Express Editor and Chief. “He said 
someone made it up. Well, that was a pretty 
grave error.” The C.E. banner headline scream- 
ed, “Daley: It Never Happened.” That, and 
predicting Mondale as Carter’s running mate, 


catapulted C.E. into the journalistic limeligiu 
in 1 976; and it’s been gaining steam ever since. 

Headquartered in New York, Ojildren ’s Ex- 
press now has bureaus in the Bay Area, Salem, 
Massachusetts, Newark, New Jersey, and 
Tokyo, and is forming new bureaus in New 
Zealand and Australia. 

The columns, which are transcripts of taped 
interviews, capture not only politicians caught 
a little off guard, but the childrens’ unbridled 
opinions. Omri Elisha, 11 -year-old reporter, 
asked Han, “How do you feel about Mondale 
picking Ferraro over you?” Hart responded, “If 
I win the nomination, which I probably will, 
I’ll pick her, too.” To which Elisha conclud- 
ed, “He probably just says that — oh, I’ll pick 
her too — and he’s going to pick some rabbit 
from Hoboken,” 

— Alexis X. Jetter 


Page 12 



fiajf^ThtWiinl 

On April 10, Customs officials raided Gay’s The Word, London’s lesbian and gay 
community bookshop and ‘detained’ all of its imported stock. This raid was widely 
regarded as an attack on the fundamental right of lesbians and gay men to choose 
what they read. A Defence Campaign was set up immediately. This update is the 
second in a regular series of buUetins which will keep you informed of the latest 
developments in the Defend Gay’s The Word Campaign. The first section, below, 
gives details of the latest moves by Customs. The centre pages report on how we are 
responding and on the crucial decision of the National Council for Civil Liberties to 
take up our case. The back page makes suggestions about how you can help defend 
Gay’s The Word. 

Since our last Update in June, Customs officials have moved slowly - but dramatically. On 1 
August they formally seized 1 5 copies of Le Gat Pied, the French national gay newspaper. This 
seizure has received a storm of protest both here and in Paris - it may violate EEC regulations. 
But the critical move came on 8 October when Customs issued 20 new seizure notices covering 
1 32 titles and well over 2000 books. These had been detained at the ports for up to six months. 
The 132 titles include major works of autobiography, biography, poetry, fiction, history and 
counselling by authors such as Jean Paul Sartre, Edward Carpenter (incredible!), Jean Genet, 
Gore Vidal and Djuna Barnes. It is an astonishing range which has led NCCL General 
Secretary Larry Gostin lo write to the Chancellor of the Exchequer demanding that he receive a 
deputation from NCCL to discuss the seizure. The titles include many classics which are, or 
have been in the past, either published or otherwise widely available in this country. There is no 
book on the list which it would not be legal to publish in this country. UK published books are 
subject to the stringent laws of ‘obscenity’ but imported books are subject to the much more 
ambiguous criterion of ‘indecency’. This covers material which the average person in the street 
would find disagreeable or ‘in poor taste*. Courts have enormous discretion in interpreting 
‘indecency’ and it is this anomaly which has enabled Customs to single out lesbian and gay 
reading in this attack. 

Customs wish to interview all the direaors of the bookshop and we expea rapid 
developments. Legal costs in fighting possible charges will be astronomical. This Update gives 
details of how you can help defend the lesbian and gay communities in defending themselves 
against this fundamental attack on basic freedoms. We will keep you informed of further 
developments. In the meantime we hope you will be generous in your support. 



GAY APATHY 

ALLOWS BOOKSTORE ATTACK 

Child Porn was published in the USA, up 
until about the mid-1970s and the Child 
Porn HYSTERIA reached its peak in about 
1980. The Child Porn HYSTERIA was started, 
and promoted, by those political- types who 
saw that they could use it to their 

advantage. 

By the early-1980s, these political-types 
were finally forced to realize that they were 
beating a dead horse. SO THEY INVENTED A 
NEW ONE! And that is how the HYSTERIA 
over Child Sex/ Abuse was born. 

Who hasn't heard about McMartin Pre-school? 
The media has had a field day (and they've 
ujad« some MEGA-bucks with it along the 
way!). But how many (outside the L.A. 
area) know about the THREE other 
pre-schools, that were located in the same 
town as McMartin? These three pre-schools 
were raided, months after McMartin, and 
those raids were covered by the media in 
order to have some BIG /sensational headlines 
(and to get some huge profits). NOTHING 
was found during these raids, but all three 
pre-schools were thereby' put 
OUT OF BUSINESS! 

The political-types in England attacked, and 
destroyed, the Child Porn industry in their 
country several years before it started 
here. They then attacked, and destroyed, 
the English pedophile , organization called 
"P.I.E.", even though the PIE newsletter 
never had any porno pix of kids in it! 
Homosexual groups didn't lift a finger to 
help PIE. If anything, most of them went 
out of their way to help destroy PIE. They 
deluded themselves fatally with the hope 
that their joining the attack would make 
them more socially acceptable. 

The Child Porn HYSTERIA has pretty well 
run its course in England and the Child Sex 
HYSTERIA started there before it started 
here . 

On April 10, 1984: English officials raided 

GAY'S THE WORD, London's most respected 
Lesbian i Gay bookshop and "detained" all 
of its imported stock. On August 1, they 
seized copies of "Le Gai Pied", the French 
national Gay newspaper. On October 8, they 
seized 132 titles and well over 2,000 books 
- including works by Jean Paul Sarte, Jean 
Genet and Gore Vidal! They have done 
everything possible in order to destroy this 
bookshop. I assume that English Homosexuals 
are now painfully aware of the fact that the 
political-types in their country ARE out to 
destroy them! 

It does not matter who/ what you are, if you 
value your freedom - you must FIGHT BACK 
with your MONEY now* The following 
"radical” entities need your help now. At 
least send them $1 for more information. 


{Defend Gay's The Word Campaign, 38 Mount 
Pleasant, London, WCIX OAP, England. 

: Committee for the Rights of Children and 
Families, POB 4503, N, Hollywood, CA, 91607. 

{Family Nudist Magazine, 2483 Emerson So., 
Corona, California, 91720, USA. 

:NAMBLA, POB 174, Midtown Sta, NYC, NY, 
10018 

{PAN, POB 3496, NL-1001 AG Amsterdam, 

Holland . 

;If you don't help these entities now - 
"later" will only be too-late.... for YOU! Q 


Membership continues to grow, albeit, 
very slowly. If we are to grow to a criti- 
cal mass by our next conference, the rate 
of new members and membership renewals 
will have to increase substantially. 

One member, who recently renewed, sent 
in an extra contribution and an apology 


about not being able to find another 
potential member. This task is obviously 
more difficult in some situations than in 
others. Nevertheless, if we are to become 
an effective, grassroots organization, the 
effort must continue to be made. 

One effort that everyone can make is to 
renew his own membership promptly. The 
savings in energy to the or^mization can 
then be invested into going after new 
members. Help out by renewing at least 
two months in advance of the number of the 
month displayed among the symbols in the 
lower ri^t hand corner of your mailing 
label. That number represents the month 
of the last issue of the Bulletin in your 
membership. 

A large, well informed membership and 
readership is the only way we can ever 
begin to overcome our oppressed state. □ 


Page 13 





OniD NUNC (Latin for ’’What now?") 
is a person who is inquisitive 
about the latest news or gossip; a 
busybody. That would describe both 
me and this column. It covers va- 
rious newsworthy events that don’t 
merit longer stories. To para- 
phrase a famous newspaper’s slogan: 
"All the news that fits, we’ll 
print , " 

I didn’t get a free trip to 
Chicago March 1, 1985. I was 
invited -- then disinvited -- to 
appear on Kup’s Show , a syndicated 
television interview program hosted 
by Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv 
Kupcinet. 



Kup’s Show’ host Irv Kupcinet never got 
to interview a NAMBLA spokesman after 
Chicago s Channel 11 refused to air the 

xoposed sepment- 

Host television station WTTW 
went gaga when they learned Feb- 
ruary 28 that I would appear. 
Chicago Gay 1 if e did a reasonable 
story on the affir (Gaylife 
3/7/85). 


In contrast, WJNO in West Palm 
Beach, FL had me on a talk show De- 
cember 19 . The format was inter- 
view; host Barry Young was a plu- 
perfect jerk. His terra of man-boy 
love was "homosexual statuatory 
rape." I did manage to say twice 
that NAMBLA is in the Manhattan di- 
rectory and give our full address 
once before being cut off. 

I reveived a post card several 
days later saying "Recently I had 
the good fortune to hear you on a 
talk show. . . Let me assure you 

that I support your good works!!" 

Such exposure is more, to our 
advantage than otherwise, at least 
as long as we appear to be rational 
advocates. There was one curious 
exchange: Barry asked the size of 

our membership. After hearing me 
say, "About 500," jerk Young said 
that the FBI had told him MO-50. 
Has the Fat Boys Institute decided 


QUID NUNC 

to denigrate what they can’t de- 
stroy? 

* 

More than 170 million children 
worldwide are involved in child 
prostitution and pornography. This 
ridiculous figure was given by Ken- 
neth Hermann, professor in the SUNY 
system. (Reuters) He is also a 
board member of Defense for Chil- 
dren International. This is a 
private organization founded in 
1979 and based in Geneva, Swit- 
zerland, Hermann has been making 
numerous media apperances lately. 
A moment’s thought shows how pre- 
posterous his calculation is. The 
world population is about six bil- 
lion, Assume one third (two bil- 
lion) are younger than 16. That 
would mean almost 105t of all chil- 
dren were involved in prostitution 
or pornography. 

A New Jersey Corrections 
Department Director of Admin- 
istration - Herbert Blumenthal, 60, 
- was charged with 10*1 counts of 
prostitution, etc. with at leat IM 
youth aged 13-18. ( Star-Ledger , 
Newark, NJ 2/7/85) 

A Burlington City, NJ group 
has formed for those falsely ac- 
cused of sexual assault on chil- 
dren. Lawrence Spiegel, a spokes- 
person for the group, said revenge 
can* sometimes be a motive in 
charges of sexual assault. His 
group is modeled after VOCAL (Vic- 
tims of Child Abuse Laws). A VOCAL 
representative in Hampton, MN said 
members "were becoming victims of a 
kind of national hysteria caused by 
the media, the federal government 
and social workers who want to make 
their Jobs look important." 

About 2,000 Scott County 
Residents have petitioned Governor 
Rudy Perploh to remove Prosecuting 
Attorney Kathleen Morris because of 
the way she handlded the Jordan 
child-sex case. Cindy Buchanra one 
of the 24 adults charged in the in- 
vestigation, submitted the petition 
( Daily News , NYC 3/10/85) 

Dr, Kevin McGovern, a 
professor at the Oregon Health 
Sciences University and entre- 
preneur of sexual abuse conferences 
Insists that there is a sex- 
offender treatment that works. 

The offender is asked to write 
down a scenario of an "exciting" 
incident. At the moment of arou- 
sal, he inhales ammonia. McGovern 
says the procedure, repeated often, 
works, ( Dally News . NYC, 
2/14/84) He may become as famous 
as the man who invented electrified 


sheets for bed-wetters. 

There have been numerous 
proposed legal changes since the 
McMartin et al child sexual abuse 
hysteria erupted. Tennessee has a 
bill pending that presents a fairly 
typical package. Also typically, 
the legislator introducing it des- 
cribes it as the "nation’s most 
comprehensive." ( The Tennessean . 
2/8/85) Some provisions NAMBLA 
should support; others are plain 
awful . 

Children would be qualified as 
witnesses. Meaning that judges 
would not make a determination in 
each separate case. This provision 
would be supported by NAMBLA under 
the general idea that children are 
people. Videotape would be used 
with the right to cross examine, I 
personally like the idea of video- 
tape as saving time and trouble for 
everyone . 

Several other provisions seem 
aimed at the creation of a child- 
abuse bureaucracy; l.e.: a central 
registry; a child sexual team in 
each county; mandated courses in 
child-abuse detection, etc. for 
police, Judges and doctors; a 
background check for child-care 
workers; and a treatment program 
for offenders. 

Sex abuse classes for kids are 
an interesting idea. It is some- 
what arousing to see authorities 
trying to teach sex-avoidance with- 
out teaching anything about sex. 

Gems of wisdom from the 
Pedophilia Squad at Manhattan South 
Public Morals. The Squad has seven 
members and 35 active cases. The 
Ped Squad does not participate in 
Times Square arrests. 

According to Sgt. Sam Al- 
bertic. Squad supervisor, "There 
are no child prostitutes. These 
kids are doing this to survive." 
(Are adult prostitutes just in it 
for fun?) 

Captain Jerome Piazza, head of 
Manhattan South Public Morals, said 
"A pedo will give a kid money, buy 
him clothes, take care of him." 
(The fiends!) Of NAMBLA, Officer 
Tom Pippa said, "They are the root 
of all evil and they don’t like 
us." (Your columnist here resists 
the urge to pronounce on the mental 
states and moral values of police 
and the nature of evil.) Pippa 
closed the article with the state- 
ment, "Two years is enough (in the 
Ped Squad). You get emotionally 
involved with the kid; then the 
arrest is made and what else can 
you do. The kid goes back on the 
street. , . . and, probably, finds 
another pedo." ( Chelsea-Clinton 
News . NYC 3/14/85) 

Florida will drop a case 
(reported last issue) against a 12- 
year-old boy who had sex with a 10- 
year-old girl if the boy agrees to 
undergo counseling. We don’t know 

► 


Page 14 


if charges against the girl were 
dropped. As Assistant State 
Attorney Leon Botkin said, "The law 
in Florida is that when someone has 
sex with someone under the age of 
12, consent isn't an issue. Tech- 
nically, that is rape." ( Miami 
Herald . 2/2M/85) To quote Dickens: 
"If the law thinks that, then the 
law is an ass . " 

« 

Rand Lusly, one of the 16 men 
arrested in August in the Porn- 
Prosti tution-Sex Abuse-Any thing to 
Get the Public ' s-Mind-Off-Police- 
Graft raids in Philadelphia has 
been found guilty of transfer of a 
boy-sex magazine. He received no 
sentence, however. Lusby lent the 
magazine to a policeman. 


( Philadelphia Gay Mewsi 

Child sex abuse reports are up 
by 35% according to the National 
Committee for the Prevention of 
Child Abuse. The actual number is 
123,000. Total child abuse reports 
rose to 1,273,000. 
( Philadelphia Gay News 3/7/85) 

A school photographer, Philip 
Stuckey, was arrested on sex 
charges February 15. An earlier 
arrest on February 2, on kid-porn 
charges, was dropped for lack of 
evidence. The police burst in and 
found, him with two 1 1-year-old • boy s 
( Dally News , 2/17/85) A vague\ru- 


mor has reach Quid Nunc that he was 
arrested because he refused to be- 
come and FBI informant. The 

rumor's validity is unknown. 

# 

Sexual Abuse Prevention: A 

Study for Teenagers by Marie M. 
Fortune (United Church Press) is 
one sexual abuse book that hits the 
right targets. One quote: 

"Teaching adolescents that 
they have the right to say "no" to 
abusive sexual contact they do not 
choose has, as its corollary, the 
right to say "yes" to non-abuslve 
sexual contact that they do choose. 

, . Young people have the right, 

the responsibility and the capacity 
to make decisions about their sex- 
ual activity and the right to ha 
their decisions respected," - 


WHAT CHILDREN NEED, WE ALL . NEED 


condensed from: Escape From Childhood , 

b y John Holt* 

"A Child's world." . ''To experience 
childhood." "To be allowed to be a 
child." Such words seem to say that 
childhood is a time and an experience very 
different from the rest of life and that 
it is the best part of our lives. It is 
not, and no one know it better than child- 
ren. Children want to grow up. They 
want, part of the time, to be around the 
kind of adults who like being grownup and 
who think of growing up as an exploration 
and adventure, not the process of being 
chased out of some garden of Eden. They 
do not want to hear older people say, as 
many often do, "These are the best years 
of your life." What could be more dis- 
couraging? For they are going to grow up, 
whether they want to or not. What they 
want to hear from older people is the kind 
of message my best friend sent me on ray 
thirteenth birthday; "The best is yet to 
come." He was right, it was, and I still 
feel that way. 

"To be allowed to experience child- 
hood,” means being allowed to do some 
things and being spared — or forbidden — 
having to do others. It means adults will 
decide, without often or even asking 
children what they think, that some ex- 
periences are good for children while 
others are not. It means for a child that 
adults are all the time deciding what is 
best for you and then letting or making 
you do it. But instead of trying to make 
sure that all children get only those 


experiences we thinks are, good for them I 
would rather mal« available to children, 
as to everyone else, the widest possible 
range of experiences (except those that 
hurt others) and let them choose those 
they like, best. 

If we .want children to grow not Just 
in age, size and strength, but in under- 
standing, awareness, kindness, confidence, 
competence and Joy, then they need access 
to experiences that will build these qual- 
ities. And they need the right to shun 
and flee experiences that do the opposite, 
experiences all too common in the lives of 
most children — >the experience of terror, 
of humiliation, of contempt, of endless 
anxiety, of deception, of lack of trust, 
of being denied choice, of being pushed 
around, of having their lives filled with 
dull and pointless and repeated drudgery. 
But we all need this, so much that the 
lack of it is making us sick. 

We all have a right to feel that we 
are not Just what other people, even ex- 
perts, say we are — not Just this race, or 
color, or occupation, or income level, or 
personality profile — but that there is an 
essence that is much larger, more un- 
knowable, and more important. And it is a 
delusion to believe that even if this 
right is denied to adults it may somehow 
be given to children, that they have a 
right to a dignity and identity where no 
one else has. Q 

♦Escape From Childhood can be purchased 
for , $4.50, plus $ .75 postage, through 
Holt Associates, 729 Boylston Street, 
Boston, MA 02116. 


CALENDAR® 


APRIL 6. Bulletin Collective 

meeting. Call. 

APRIL 13->Los Angeles Chapter open 
meeting: 5 p.m., United 
States Mission, 1154 
North Western Ave. #202 

APRIL l6_Horatlo Alger Chapter, 

NYC: 8 p.m., Our Studio, 
147 West 24 St. (between 
6 and 7 Ave, ) , 2nd fir. 
Jin Cooper will discuss 
his experience with the 
criminal Justice system; 
a strategy session will 
complete the evening. 


APRIL 2?_San Francisco Chapter 

meeting: 11 a.m., Pride 
Center, 890 Hayes St. 

MAY 4 Bulletin Collective 

meeting. Call. 

MAY 11 Los Angeles Chapter open 

meeting: 5 p.m., United 

States Mission, 1154 
North Western Ave. #202 

MAY 25 San Francisco Chapter 

meeting: 11 a.m., Pride 

Center, 890 Hayes St. 


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New York, N.Y. . 10018 



The South- wind brings 

Life I sianshinei and desire t 

And on every mount and meadow 

Breathes aromatic firei 

But over the dead he has no i>ower* 

The lost, the lost, he cannot restore! 
But over the dead he has no power, 

And, looking over the hills - I rooum 
The darling who shall not return. 


I see ray empty house, 

I see my trees repair their boughs i 
And he, the wondrous child, 

Whose silver warble wild 
Outvalued every pulsing sound 
Within the air's cerulean round. 

The hyacinthine boy, for whom 
Mom well might break and April bloom, 
The gracious boy, who did adorn 
The world whereinto he was bom. 

And by his countenance repay 
The favour of the loving Day, 

Has disappeared from the day's eyei 
Far and wide she cannot find himi 
My hopes pursue, they cannot bind him* 


Now Love and Pride, alas.' in vain, 

•Up and down their glances strain. 

The painted sled stands where it stood j 
The kennel by the corded wood; 

His gathered sticks to stanch the wall 
Of the snow-tower, when snow should fall* 
The ominous hole he dug in the sand, 

And childhood's castles built or planned* 
His daily haunts I well discern. 

The poultry-yard, the shed, the barn. 

And every inch of graden ground 
Paced by the blessed feet around. 

From the roadside to the brook 
Whereinto he loved to look. 


Step the meek fowls where erst they ranged* 
The wintry garden lies unchanged* 

The brook into the stream runs on* 

Put the deep-eyed boy is gone. 

- extracted from the "Threnody", 
by Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

★ 


EDITOR & COLLECTIVE: Renato Corazza o. Bill Andriette Richard Boyer Floyd Conaway <> Chris Farrell 

Linda Prankel o- Peter Melzer -o. Peter Reed Robert Rhodes o David Thorstad 


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$100 (Supporting), $500 (Life Membership). Upon application, 
persons with limited incomes may pay $10 and prisoners may receive 
free membership. Yearly subscriptions to the Bulletin are $22 and 
available to individuals, libraries and institutions (Foreign, add 
$2). The Bulletin is issued ten times yeairly, and the Journal 
annually. Criticism, suggestions, or literary contributions to 
either are welcome. Unless permission is specifically given, names 

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may 1985 


mmMMmmrnm 


LA COP PERJURES HIMSELF 

"krone" by KEVIN ESSER - 

7 93 3 -9 







TO PROTECT AND SERVE ... HIMSELF 


On November 50, 1984, Detective 

William Dworin of the Los Angeles Police 
Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit 
appeared before the joint hearing on Child 
Pornography and Pedophilia of the U.S* 
Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Inves^ 
tigations and Subcommittee on Juvenile 
Justice. 

After stating the duties and respon- 
sibilities given to the Unit, Dworin went 
on to say; 

"Cases originating in Los Angeles have 
resulted in the arrest and conviction of 
child molesters and producers of child 
pornography... and have identified persons 
who are actively involved in pedophile 
organizations world-wide. These organiza- 
tions ostensibly advocate the sexual lib- 
eration of children and children's rights 
and are lobbying to eliminate the age of 
sexual consent for juveniles who 
'willingly* engage in sexual activity with 
adults. 

"...Because the pedophile believes 
that society is wrong in condemning the 
sexual activities between adults and 'con- 
senting' children, groups have been formed 
to lobby for changes in laws relating to 
molestation and to justify the groups’ 
stand concerning the sexual liberation of 
children and children's, rights. Such 
groups as the North American Man/Boy 
Lovers [sic] Association (NAMBLA)...have 
been publicly recognized in the media. 

"...Although these groups operate un- 
der the guise of children’s rights and 
freedom of speech and the free press, they 
are, in fact, encouraging the sexual 
molestation of children. Pedophiles join- 
ing these groups are frequently placed in 
contact with other pedophiles having the 
same preference in children. Recognition 
by the pedophile that others have similar 
sexual interests, demonstrated by the 
exchange of child pornography, encourages 
the pedophile to act out his desire. 
These organizations function as support 
groups where pedophiles are encouraged to 
molest children, recognizing that others 
have the same interests and are also en- 
gaged in sexual activity with children. 


"...The Los Angeles Police Department 
recognizes that many child molest victims 
are seduced into the acts and into child 
pornography and become 'willing victims,' 
victims who do not want to get their 'best 
friend,' the pedophile, into trouble. The 
Sexually Exploited Child Unit has. ..moni- 
tored the various organizations and has 
identified members of these groups. 
Through surveillance and undercover opera- 
tions the Unit has also identified juven- 
iles frequenting the suspects' residence 
and through interviews, obtained crime 
reports resulting in the arrest and con- 
viction of many pedophiles-" 


LAPD DETECTIVE WILLIAM DVORIN’S LIES 
BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE HEARING 
ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND PEDOPHILIA 


Dworin lied in his many false claims 
about NAMBLA. To being with, NAMBLA is 
not now, nor ever has been a lobbying 
group. We speak out against unfair legis- 
lation and make a public call for changes 
in the laws, but have never lobbied any 
candidate or official for legislative 
'changes. NAMBLA has never encouraged the 
molestation — sexual or otherwise — of any- 
one by anyone. NAMBLA has not established 
a correspondence among members (except 
prisoners) and has not organized or pro- 
moted the exchange of information about 
boys and has never exchanged, promoted, 
produced, distributed or allowed the ex- 
change of pornography. NAMBLA has encour- 
aged everyone to speak out their desire to 
make our society a better and freer place 
for people of all ages. Unlike Dworin we 
do not believe that freedom of speech or 
freedom of the press is a "guise," but 
that they are rights granted to all citi- 
zens by the First Amendment to the Consti- 
tution. And we are concerned when a mem- 
ber of the police, the very same people 
whose duty is ensure that those rights are 
respectedj derisively refers to them as "a 
guise. " 


NAMBLA is an organization which does 
not act secretly. Membership is not 
screened and while we request that only 
those who agree with our aims join, in 
fact anyone with the , membership fee and a 
mailing address for receiving our monthly 
Bulletin can become a member. Los Angeles 
chapter meetings are always as well pub- 
licized as we can make them and are always 
open to anyone who chooses to attend and 
to participate in a calm, rational manner. 
Neither a NAMBLA's membership nor an 
orientation towards man/boy relationships 
is required. "Monitoring" NAMBLA is a sad 
joke, when it involves government funds 
that could be better used to supplement 
inadequate, facilities for homeless youth. 
It is time that the abuses and the waste- 
ful use of public funds be ended and that 
official lies told about NAMBLA be ex- 
posed. The FBI has stated publicly in the 
New York Times that membership in NAMBLA 
is not sufficient grounds for investiga- 
tion into a person's private life. When 
will the LAPD get this message? 

NAMBLA has acted wholly within the law 
in working for the emotional and legal 
support of men and boys suffering oppres- 
sion because of their sexual orientation; 
to educate the public about inter-genera- 
tional relationships; to take stands on a 
variety of issues, including the replace- 
ment of age-of-consent laws with laws that 
will both protect young people form un- 
wanted sexual advances and leave them free 
to determine the content of their advances 
and leave them free to determine the con- 
tent of their own sexual experience, 
abolition of the military draft, protec- 
tion of young people form abuse by par- 
ents, teachers and others, etc. NAMBLA 
has always avoided any activities which 
could be construed as illegal. It is 
unconscionable and illegal for Detective 
Dworin and others to harass NAMBLA members 
or smear NAMBLA before the U.S. Senate as 
an organization established for the pur- 
pose of "encouraging the sexual molesta- 
tion of children." The scandal has lasted 
long enough! D 



STEERING COMMITTEE HIGHLIGHTS 

The fifty-fifth meeting of the Steering 
Committee was held on March 16, 1985. 

The Journal committee reported that 
selection and typesetting have been 
completed, layout is in process with 
publication due in May. Format will be the 
journal type. 

We have applied for group affiliation in 
the Anti-Slavery Society. A Steering 
Committee member has donated the 
membership fee. 

$500 was voted to assist Valida Davila in 
winding up Childhood Sexuality Circle 
affairs and recovering material seized by 
the police last June. 

A four-man delegation will represent us 
at the International Cay Association 
conference in Toronto from June 30 to July 
7, 1985. 

A doctoral candidate has proposed an 
anonymous survey of NAMBLA membership. 
A committee was selected to meet with her 
to formulate a more detailed proposal for 
submission to the Steering Committee. □ 


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THE PHILADELPHIA STORY 
A CONCLUSIOI^ 

In a statement issued on February 5, 
1985, concerning the lack of/pres€nce of 
material related to pedophilia on the 
shelves of "Giovanni’s Room" in 
Philadelphia, FEDERATIE WERKGROEPEN, the 
Belgium-Plemish homophile organization in 
part says: 

"¥e should be well aware of the facts 
that homosexual oppression is just one 
part of a universal oppression of sexual- 
ity, of which pedophilia oppression is 
another part. So if we are willing to 
fight homosexual oppression in a fundamen-. 
tal way, we can't avoid to fight universal' 
sexual oppression, including pedophilic 
oppression! It is a mistake to consider 
it to be possible that a sharp division 
can be made between people on grounds of 
their sexual desire, as if they were all 
clearly different groups. It is precisely 
of this intermingling of the various types 
of sexual desire (homo-, hetero-, pedo-, 
etc.) that the gay movement cannot avoid 
the need to concern itself with pedo- 
philia. Gays have often been concerned to 
prevent people form 'pigeonholing* them. 


Why should they want to do the same thing 
to pedophiles?" 

"Of course we know that within the 
homosexual community, pedophi lia has been 
for a long time just as insuperable a 
taboo as it was for many heterosexuals. 
And we know as well that some radical 
feminist lesbians or lesbian groups in 
their simplistic and unfounded reasoning 
are sometimes worse than extreme-right 
conservatives. It is not so that some gay 
groups (as ours) came to their actual 
positive attitude towards pedophilia by 
'heavenly enlightenment*. On the con- 
trary, it is the many discussions that 
have been held during the past years that 
have led to a gradual alteration in the 
attitude (it is still a hot potato for 
several gay men and women within our 
group). But we always should keep in 
mind: are we struggling for GAY rights, 
or are we struggling for gay adaptation to 
STRAIGHT rights?" 

"GIOVANMI’S ROOM" has maintained that 
during the crisis, NAMBLA's literature 
although not on display, had been avail- 
able on request, while lawyers studied 
possible liabilities. At the present 
NAMBLA's literature is available and on 
display. □ 


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Feedback 

Unless permission is specifically given to 
do otherwise, names of contributors to this 
column will not be printed. Letters will be 
identified by city and state only. 

Opinions expressed in the feedback column do 
not necessarily reflect NAMBLA's positions. 
Letters are presented in the spirit of a free 
and uncensored forum of ideas. 


UNICORN MAIL 


Monoeerous One: 

The observations you made in 
your farewell column (in the 
January /February 1985 issue of the 
Bulletin ) were substantially accu- 
rate. Graphic and textual material 
in NAMBLA publications have fre- 
quently portrayed boys as "sexual 
objects." Many of the members of 
the Association adhere to political 
and moral philosophies that can 
only be described as "right- 
wing." And I freely concede to you 
that "NAMBLA members are largely 
anti-radical ." 

Perhaps it might be fair to 
say that you*ve targetted the As- 
sociation perfectly when you des- 
cribe it as a "koffee klatch (sic) 
for closet boy lovers. . ." 

Knowing next to nothing about 
your background, I can’t be certain 
how much history you’ve studied. I 
doubt, however, that you’ve been 
taught enough about the American 
Revolution to know precisely how 
radical it was -- particularly in 
its ideology. I’m almost certain 
that none of your schooling told 
the story in its entirety. Though 
I’ve no intention of force-feeding 
you on the dry dust of times past, 
I believe that you’ll find this en- 
lightening . 


In England, in the 1720*s, 
Gordon and Trenchard published a 
series of pamphlets ("Essays on 
Liberty, Civil and Religious") ti- 
tled Cato’s Letters. This series 
was perhaps the single most widely 
distributed of natural rights phi- 
losophy from the scholarly realm 
into the less placid arenas of po- 
litics and morality. 

Its Influence in England was 
less profound than in the American 
colonies, but it was read through- 
out the English-speaking world. 
The principles of human rights -- 
of man’s right to his own life, to 
his liberty, to the pursuit of hap- 
piness, to freedom of speech -- all 
these were laid out before the pub- 
lic eye in Cato’s Letters . 

People in England and America 
met to read Cato’s Letters and to 
discuss these radical new ideas. 
In the Colonies, these meetings led 
to the formation of Committees of 
Correspondence and Public Safety. 
These Committees would eventually 
send delegates to a gathering that 
was called the Continental Con- 
gress. 

You must remember the Second 
Continental Congress. The members 
of that body were the ones who, on 
July , 1776 , did "solemnly publish 
and declare, that these united co- 
lonies are, and of right ought to 
be free and independent states. 

But long before Richard Henry 
Lee could propose Independence, be- 
fore Thomas Jefferson could author 
that magnificent expression of the 
American mind, before John Hancock 
could affix his signature, the 
principles on which it stood had to 
be defined, debated, wrangled-over 
and generally accepted by the peo- 
ple of the American colonies. 
Where did most of this take 
place? Where were Cato’s Letters 
read? 


In coffee-houses, friend 
Unicorn. In coffee-houses. 

The seeds of revolution 
germinate only in fertile soil. No 
society has ever been radically, 
permanently changed by any revolu- 
tionary movement that was not the 
culmination of decades (perhaps 
generations) of radical thought. 

In the case of the American 
Revolution, the radical thought was 
that the individual man had the 
right to own himself took prece- 
dence over the right of any govern- 
ment, no matter how constituted. 
It was from that right that all the 
other rights were derived. 

For its time, the concept of 
individual rights was a fearsomely 
daring notion. Prior to that, each 
belonged (in the moat proprie- 
tarian sense of that word) to some 
sort of tribe. He was owned by the 
tribe (or Duchy or Kingdom) the way 
a bee is owned by the hive. Have 
you any conception of the condi- 
tioning -- the centuries of tradi- 
tion -- overcome by the people of 
Colonial America ("good subjects of 
His Majesty, the King," and thereby 
his royal property ) in altering 
their mindset so radically that 
they might think of themselves as 
individuals, with individual rights 
and dignities no less inviolable 
than those claimed by the aristo- 
crats who "owned" them? 

Those who would engender 
revolution -- men such as Gordon 
and Trenchard and Thou and I 
must seek fertile soil in which to 
sow our seeds of change. Where we 
do not find it, we must carefully 
prepare it. 

* Putsch , you see, may take 
place on the hard metal of city 
streets, forced into hot existence 
for a brief, tyrannical period by a 

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STATE & CHURCH ABUSE OF CHILDREN 
IN WEST GERMANY 

COULD HITLER'S JUN6EN DO ANY BETTER? 


The following paragraphs are taken from 
a report on living conditions and the mis- 
treatment of children at the Rummelsberg 
Children *s Home in Nuremberg, West Germany, 
The report set off an official government 
investigation. The report was prepared and 
circulated by the Indianer Kommune, in 
Nuremberg. Over a year later, the investi- 
gation languishes. 

Knut, who wet his bed like I did, 
had a stomach condition and was on 
medication. This nun — we called her 
Sister, though she certainly didn't 
treat us like brothers — knew all 
about Knut's illness. 

Knut was given special bland food 
— until the day he was declared to 
be malingering. 

That day we were sitting at table, 
waiting for the midday meal. It was 
going to be pea and noodle soup, one 
of my favorites but much too greasy 
and highly seasoned for Knut. As 
usual, he was getting something more 
suited to his state of health. 

A young nun was serving the soup 
around. When she got to Knut, she 
filled his plate with it. He looked 
up at her in surprise and asked for 
his regular food. For some reason, 
she refused, though we all could see 
his little dietary pot sitting on 
the food cart. The nun spat out, 
"You'll eat what the others eat. 


This is the end of your malingering. 
Now eat up I" 

Tears began to trickle down Knut's 
cheeks. He begged and pleaded, but 
the nun stood firm. 

She said she would be glad to feed 
him herself if he wouldn't eat on 
his own. Everyone at table froze in 
silence. Knut stared into his plate 
anxiously. His face was pale and his 
tears fell into the greasy soup. In 
a quavering voice he kept begging 
for his regular dietary food. 

The nun turned furious and lit into 
him like a crazy person and tried to 
force him to eat. When she got no- 
where, she called the toadies over. 

The toadies are a special group in 
the Home. They are permitted to do 
anything they want to. So they beat 
up on the weak and defenseless. We 
purchase temporary safety from them 
with candy. Knut had given candy, 
too, for all the good it did him now. 

Instantly the toadies were at the 
nun's side. Their faces showed their 
contempt for Knut and a kind of 
sadistic anticipation. They twisted 


Knut's arms behind his chair and 
held them there. 

Now that Knut was immobilized, the 
nun tried to forcefeed him again. He 
clenched his lips shut. She grasped 
him by the hair and yanked his head 
back. Knut clenched his lips even 
more tightly shut. The nun grabbed 
the spoon sitting in the soup, emp- 
tied it, and started hitting him on 
the mouth with the rounded side of 
the spoon. It sounded like she would 
■.knock all his teeth out. 

The racket frightened me. Goose- 
flesh crawled up my back. I felt 
myself suddenly turn cold. 

Soon there was blood in the soup. 
We still looked on helplessly. A 
gurgling sound came up from Knut's 
throat. We thought he would die. The 
boys close to Knut started whimper- 
ing . 

The nun's face contorted like the 
Devil's. She pinched Knut's nose 
closed. Like a rampaging animal, she 
now succeeded into ladling one spoon- 
ful of soup after another down the 
poor boy's throat. 


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minority willing to intimidate the 
rest of society, A revolution (if 
it is to last) has to have roots 
planted firmly in the substrate of 
a society ready for change, al- 
tering the social order as it 
grows . 

We in the Association aren't 
interested in a Putsch . We're 
neither Nazis nor Bolsheviks. Our 
initials read: "NAMBLA,” not 

"NSDAP," not "NKVD." 

In order to prepare the soil 
for the seeds we wish to sow, we 
must keep alive the free discussion 
of our radical ideas, the most ra- 
dical of which is that children as 
well as adults have the right to 
self-ownership. There are damned 
few publications in which that kind 
of discussion can continue, and as 
the straight majoritarian tyranny 
continues its reaction their ranks 
are further depleted. Yesterday tt 
Nagpie and Contact ! ; today it's 
minor Problems . Will tomorrow see 
the suppression of the NAMBLA Bul- 
letin and Journal ? 

If we have any hope of nu- 
turlng this precious revolution of 
ours, we need a forum in which to 
discuss our ideas, to debate our 
principles, to communicate with 
each other and with the society we 
wish to change. 

We need the Bulletin . 

It is our "coffee-house," the 
place where we meet to define our- 
selves, to wrangle and snarl and 
learn from each other. Its col- 
lective is our "Committee of 
Correspondence and Public Safe- 
ty," If we are ever to achieve 
anything, the Bulletin will be as 


important to us as Cato's Letters 
were to the revolutionaries who 
first dared to asset "that all men 
are created equal." 

If the continued survival and 
advancement of the Bulletin re- 
quires us to sometimes suffer 
through panegyrics on "the latest 
boy underwear scenes," we're 
obliged to tolerate such mild 
invon ven iences , It's foolish to 
become utterly preoccupied with 
"Ideological purity" in an era 
wherein we must fight tooth and 
nail just to keep our oppressors 
from stilling whatever small voice 
Bulletin might provide. 

If you leave the Bulletin . if 
you resign from our "Committee of 
Public Safety," you weaken it by 
depriving it of your considerable 
resources. If you return to that 
(often silly) little publication, 
you strengthen It by virtue of your 
presence and your opposition to the 
"boy-sex" bushwah. 

If you are a radical, if you 
s r e committed to the advancement of 
children's self-determination, if 
^ believe that you have some- 
thing to tell the readers of the 
Bulletin , then you have betrayed 
your convictions, you committments 
and your beliefs by abandoning the 
field of battle. What's more, 
you've not even abandoned it to the 
enemy; you given up, like Achilles, 
in a sulk because your erstwhile 
allies failed to please you 
sufficiently, 

1 ask you to reconsider your 
resignation. You're needed on the 

battlefield, not in your tent. The 
free men are few enough -- and 
there are fewer of us every day as 
the tyrants kill us, imprison us or 
force us to flee the land. 


This ka f feekla tsch for closet 
cases that we call our Bulletin is 
no grand battleground, 1^1 1 ^ant 
you that. There is no Little Round 
Top here for us to seize and hold 
against the enemy. There is no 
wall to storm here, no Lexington 
Green to bleed and die upon -- but 
it is our battleground never- 
theless , 

If we were to yield it to a 
superior enemy, beaten back by 
overwhelming force, we would at 
least have served our own sense of 
honor. To depart, however, because 
we dislike the foibles and fan- 
tasies of the men who stand 
willingly beside us in the name of 
our common cause. Is nothing less 
that desertion. It has no honor, 
no dignity, and no hope of success 
-- because the enemy we do not meet 
on this battlefield today will 
surely come into our homes and 
destroy us tomorrow. 

Take up the fight again, 
Unicorn. You weren't born to sulk 
in your tent. You have too many 
years to live, too many years to be 
wasted under the brutal hand of 
straight tyranny. It is in your 
own best interests to see this re- 
volution through. And you know it. 

Laissez faire, 

-- Adam Selene 

• 

Dear Unicorn: 

I was tremendously impressed with 
your essay "The Enraged Youth" in the 
November NAMBLA Bui letin . Your uncom- 
promising idealism, your refusal to 
accept half-measures, and your insis- 

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He vomited under the torture. He 
then started choking on his vomit. 
One of the toadies saw Knut's eyes 
roll upwards. He stopped laughing 
and pushed the nun's hand away. For 
a moment, the nun came to and she 
let go of Knut. He leaned forward 
and threw up again. The blood and 
vomit made a nasty green mess on the 
table . 

Some of the boys were now sobbing 
out loud. A few had even soiled 
their pants. One was crying for his 
mother . 

But the becalmed nun seemed more 
determined than ever in her madness. 
She grabbed the spoon up again and 
scraped vomit off the table onto a 
plate. Pounding Knut ferociously on 
the back of his neck, she made him 
eat his own vomit from the plate. 
If a loving God really exists, I 
thought, he will surely send a bolt 
of lightening to strike down this 
crazy nun. 

Two boys at another table also 
threw up at the sight of what was 
happening. The toadies went over and 
gleefully smeared vomit all over 
them, I too vomited and for this I 
was later punished and beaten. [...] 

Control your sexual urges, the 
priests tell us. Otherwise you're no 
better than an unleashed dog driven 
mad with lust. Your body is an enemy. 
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fence on fighting injustice and ageism 
wherever they occur should serve as an 
example of political integrity to every 
NAMBLA member. « 

For a while, like others, I wondered 
whether you really existed. (I remem- 
bered from my childhood Thurber's tale 
of The Unicorn in the Garden , with its 
refrain, "the unicorn is a mythical 
beast," and I worried that the Bulletin 
collective might have felt about an 
articulate twelve-year-old faggot some- 
what as Vol-taire is supposed to have 
felt about God-- that if he did not 
actually exist, perhaps it was expedient 
to invent him.) If I had any remaining 
doubts about your reality, however, your 
account of your participation in the 
November 27, 1982 anti-Klan demonstra- 
tion in Washington laid them to rest. 
The experiences you relate are too in- 
tense, too personal, and too convincing 
to be anything but authentic. 

I don’t agree with those who have 
said you are too radical. There is a 
reformist wing within NAMBLA which hopes 
to win gradual acceptance for boy-lovers 
through educating straight society about 
our true nature. This hope is illusory 
and politically naive. Education is 
important. We must constantly combat 
the lies and slanders of our enemies by 
energetica.1 ly publicizing the truth 
about boy-love. But only political 
organization and struggle can bring 
about any permanent change in the way we 
are seen and treated. The few who hold 
power in our society perceive us as a 
threat, not because the misunderstand 
us, but because to the we are a threat. 
Our non-conformist behavior challenges 


the racist, sexist, and against assump- 
tions they use to manipulate and exploit 
the majority of their fellow-citizens. 
These powerful few will never willingly 
give up either their privileges or their 
stranglehold on the political process in 
this county. Only through struggle, not 
through education, will people of color, 
homosexuals, women, and youth ever 
achieve social and economic equality and 
sexual and personal freedom. 

We should not be surprised that 
organizations of the radical left, which 
understand this tinith, have been almost 
alone in giving NAMBLA (and similar 
groups abroad) consistent and principled 
political support. I am aware of two 
leftist organizations in particular, the 
Spartacist League and the Revolutionary 
Socialist League (RSL), which have 
strong records of support for NAMBLA and 
for children’s rights to sexual self- 
determination. Both publish excellent 
newspapers which are available at very 
reasonable rates. The spartacist 
League’s bi-weekly Workers Vanguard cost 
only five dollars per year and is avail- 
able for Spartacist Publishing Co., Box 
1377 GPO, New York, NY 10116. A year’s 
subscription to their excellent feminist 
quarterly. Women and Revolution , and to 
their youth paper are only two dollars 
each. The RSL’s monthly, Torch/La 
Antorcha , also only five dollars a year, 
is available for RSL, P.O. Box 1288, New 
York, NY 10116. It has a section in 
Spanish and will be sent free to priso- 
ners upon request. The RSL has a very 
strong and active gay membership. It is 
unfortunate that more NAMBLA members do 
not read the publications of such- organ- 
izations as these. We might have a 
better sense of how our struggle is 


connected with the struggles of other 
oppressed groups. 

I am saddened to learn that your are 
dissatisfied with NAMBLA and have de- 
cided to leave us. You are right, of 
course, to be dissatisfied. But I think 
you are wrong to leave. NAMBLA, with 
all its flaws, is the only organization 
of its kind in the United States. It 
deserves the support of everyone who is 
involved in or sympathetic towards 
intergenerational sexual relationships. 
Even more, NAMBLA need your voice. You 
correctly point out that many NAMBLA 
members are political conservatives, and 
their opinions often find expression in 
the Bui letin . To date, however, our 
adopted political positions remain uni- 
formly progressive. To maintain this 
record, to extend it, and to educate 
conservative boy-lovers about the polit- 
ical implications of their sexuality, 
NAMBLA needs every available articulate 
spokesman for the radical point of view. 
Those of us who have agreed with what 
you have stood for in NAMBLA will badly 
miss your help in the work we are trying 
to do. 

NAMBLA is a support group for boy- 
lovers. It would be inconsistent with 
this role for us to be politically ex- 
clusionary. We must welcome all boy- 
lovers, however undeveloped or incom- 
pletely developed their political aware- 
ness. This diversity is rightly expres- 
sed in our press. You are not the first 
to become uncomfortable with this. 
Other radical members, for reasons 
similar to yours, have left NAMBLA be- 
fore. Right-wing boy-lovers, too, un- 
happy with our political statements, 
often quit the organization. I can 

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"Sexual autonomy is a human right in 
terms of which people define the meaning 
of their lives. In particular, the 
persecution of homosexuals, for that is the 
name we may now properly give it, 
deserves not constitutional validation, but 
systematic and unremitting attack. To 
appeal to particular attitudes... is 
precisely to withhold human rights when, 
as a shield against majoritarian oppression, 
they are most exigently needed. 
Homosexuals have the right to reclaim the 
aspects of the self that society has 
traditionally compelled them to deny; they, 
like other persons, have the right to 
center work and love in a life they can 
authentically call their own." 

— David A. J. Richards, 
Sex, Drugs, Death and the Law (1982) 


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understand this, but I deplore it. 
NAMBLA needs the support of every mem- 
ber. Conservatives and radicals alike 
ought to work within the organization to 
promote their own point of view, and to 
try to learn from one another. 

Your final column in the 
January/February Bulletin raises the 
issue of the sexual objectification of 
youth. This is a very important issue, 
and one which NAMBLA often prefers to 
ignore. Yours is perhaps the perfect 
voice to call for its discussion. I am 
sorry you are doing so only now, because 
I fear that with your departure NAMBLA 
may be content to ignore the issue 
again. I agree with you that too many 
NAMBLA members, myself included, have a 
tendency to see boy (as Jeff of Minor 
Problems put it) as "slim, golden nymphs 
to be sucked off.” If this attitude is 
allowed to dominate a man's actual rela- 
tions with boys, it can be demeaning, 
depersonalizing, and exploitative* I 
join you in calling for a heightened 
awareness of this as a problem for boy- 
lovers. NAMBLA should be making an 
effort to explore the reasons for this 
attitude, and to help boy-lovers strug- 
gle against it. 

I think we must take care, however, 
not to attempt to deal with the problems 
sexual objectification raises by con- 
demning the expression of sexuality 
generally. To have or express feelings 
of purely sexual attraction for boys 
does not imply any lack of concern for 
their welfare, and to equate such feel- 
ings with sexual exploitation is incor- 
rect and politically reactionary. Such 
an equation quickly leads, for example, 
to the blanket condemnation of porno- 
graphy, and eventually to an anti-sex 
stance such as much of the feminist 
movement has unfortunately adopted. 
Needless to say, this is the total con- 
tradiction to everything NAMBLA stands 
for. 

I will leave it to Kevin Esser, if 


he wishes, to defend his writii'gs 
against your criticism. I am not at all 
sure that the boys in Tangerine Daze are 
being reduced to mere sexual objects, 
and besides I think there is a level of 
irony by means of which the author 
undercuts and criticizes his narrator's 
sexual preoccupation. But even if 
Esser’s stories are, as you suggest, 
less than politically progressive, I 
think they still have a place in the 
Bui letin . In our repressive society, 
many boy- lovers lead lives that are far 
from sexually fulfilled. One of 
NAMBLA’s functions is to provide them 
with a milieu in which their sexual 
feelings, whether progressive or not, 
can be comfortably and completely ex- 
pressed. Kevin Esser's streetboys may 
be as close as some of them will ever 
come to an open and relaxed sexuality 
with boys. I cannot see that it is any 
purpose of NAMBLA's to exercise a cen- 
sorship over their fantasies and dreams. 

I wish you the best in your new 
association with Minor Problems . I am 
sure it will be productive, and I look 
forward to seeing the results. You will 
be a force of great importance in our 
movement for many years to come. I hope 
I will see the day when you will again 
find NAMBLA a worthy forum for your 
contributions. 

In struggle, 

David Watson 


Dear NAMBLA, 

I feel quite bad about the Unicorn leaving 
the Bulletin. My boyfriend Rob (who is 12) 
thinks the Unicorn was right to quit and 
agrees completely with what the Unicorn said. 
I mean, hell, he’s always bitching at me about 
using him as a sex object and not really being 
too concerned about his rights. 

I personally feel the Unicorn made some 
valid points in his final article. Perhaps of 
late the Bulletin has become a little obsessed 
with showing pictures of cute little boys, Rob 
wants to know why the Bulletin doesn’t have 
more pictures of men so he would have some- 
thing to look at , 

In conclusion, the Unicorn said that not all 


bop want to get their cocks sucked. Well, 
neither do all men want their cocks sucked. 

— Peter ‘ 


Dear Unicorn, 

Maybe it is presumptuous of me 
to attempt to answer you parting 
piece in the Bulletin . I do so 
because I am sitting here waiting 
to learn that my trial begins in a 
couple of days. Sitting here as I 
have done for six-plus months 
waiting to lose several years out 
of my life for a three-year rela- 
tionship with a boy I care about 
very much. 

I feel your parting piece was 
aimed in part at me.’ And I think 
you are wrong. As much as I try to 
understand your struggle, have you 
tried to understand my struggle? 
Being an adult does not bring all 
the answers, does not bring all the 
power, does not end the frus- 
trations. I am no more free than 
are you. Surely you know that 
being an adult does not auto- 
matically bring economic success or 
the right to live your life ac- 
cording to your own beliefs. We 
are all prisoners in this so-called 
democratic, free society of ours. 

I want to answer your column 
point by point. Not necessarily to 
disagree. Probably, all that you 
wrote has some truth to It. But 
seeing the other person’s viewpoint 
is a two-way street. You and I are 
two sides of the same struggle - 
the right to be who we are. 

Will ray attorney call today to 
tell me my trial gets underway to- 
morrow? I am afraid of that phone 
call, because of what it could 
mean. More than once I’ve wished I 
were dead rather than having to 
face going Into a' courtroom. It is 
only the love and support of a 
friend who is a teenager that has 
allowed me to keep going even when 
it has looked totally hopeless. 
And it still doesn't look good. 
The laws don't care about the fac- 
tors that really should decide this 

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whole matter. I guess my present 
situation, in my mind, gives me 
some perspective about the Issues 
you raised. 

I am not right-wing. I am not 
left-wing, either. The definition 
of radical is: "A sharp departure 
from the usual or traditional; dis- 
posed to the making of extreme 
changes in existing views, habits, 
conditions or institutions." I am 
a radical of no political persua- 
sion. To me, right-wing and left- 
wing are two sides of the same 
coin. Dictatorship by an indi- 
vidual or by a collective is still 
dictatorship. Everybody is hung up 
on being accepted. Accepted by the 
leftists or by the Establishment or 
by some either group. Acceptance is 
not ray objective. Rather, what I 
seek, what we all should be 
seeking, is the right of self- 
determination in every aspect of 
our lives. Meaning how I conduct 
my life is nobody’s business except 
the person with whom I am sharing a 
relationship. And even that has 
its limits. 

Everybody is oppressed in one 
way or another. Because it is part 
of being human to be selfish to 
some degree. Altruism is as rare 
as a perfect diamond. Am I bad 
because I have needs and wants? Am 
I bad because I am a human being 
and not some political ideal? Just 
living through each day can take 
all the energy a person has. 

.1 would love it if more 
persons of a younger age wrote for 
the Bulletin . Reading your column 
has always been a highlight for me. 

It is difficult to address 
your objections to some of the sto- 
ries and pictures that have ap- 
peared in the Bulletin . Have you 
considered that because of the 
state of our society, the fantasies 
that these bring about are all some 
of us have? That a picture can in- 
duce the fantasy of a total rela- 


tionship, that said fantasy is all 
that makes life worth living. 

Your arguments are valid to a 
point. It is not valid to automa- 
tically presume that a certain pic- 
ture or story induces a certain 
attitude in everybody. What is de- 
rived from a story depends soley 
upon the state of mind of the per- 
son doing the reading. The same 
with pictures. 

Photography as an art form 
often calls for the posing of the 
model, seeking to make a statement 
about beauty. You must remember 
that we are a society obsessed with 
sex and at the same time deeply 
afraid of sex. In a society with a 
healthier, more open attitude about 
sex, perhaps the pictures and sto- 
ries you complain about would not 
be possible. But that is a "what 
if" situation. Certainly NAMBLA 
should be in the lead of bringing 
this about. One good way to do 
this is to get persons your age 
writing stories from their perspec- 
tive and taking and submitting 
photographs . 

I know this is asking a great 
deal, as younger persons generally 
do not have the access to NAMBLA, 
because they are the prisoners of 
their parents. Even if a young 
person manages to join NAMBLA, and 
I have no idea in most instances 
how they would even find out about 
our existence, how would he receive 
the Bulletin and other material? 
We both know that kids do not usu- 
ally have the right of privacy in 
their own homes, that even if pa- 
rents do not read their mail they 
do ask about it. 

Kids need to organize them- 
selves. A very difficult task that 
has been attempted in the past. 
But you do need to organize and get 
out there and make a lot of noise. 
And it needs to be done without 
adults. It can be done. We are 
your allies, but the initiative 
needs to come from you. Demon- 
strate. Start your own busi- 

nesses. Raise the consciousness of 


your fellow young people that you 
have the right for total consi- 
deration on a par with any adult. 
Talk to other kids in school, on 
the playground, in the video ar- 
cades. Raise a stink against the 
adult attitude that they auto- 
matically assume to know what is 
best for you, which apparently in- 
cludes a number of NAMBLA mem- 
bers. Self-determination is not 
something one is granted but 
something one must fight for. 

I consider myself to be a 
caring and understanding person. 
At least I try to be. I also have 
my own set of values. I think it 
is proper for me to share these 
values with a young friend. Share 
— not demand tha he follow them. 
I am guilty of wanting a. young 
friend to be able to make his own 
way in the world. I desire that he 
achieve some measure of happi- 
ness. But I don’t dictate how he 
is to achieve this. Certainly, I 
want to prevent him getting into 
trouble, if it can be avoided. I’d 
also do the same if he were my 
age. We try to change things , to 
the way we feel they should be. 
But we must also deal with things 
the way they are, whether we work 
within the system or rebel against 
it . 

I take very seriously the 
responsibility of the love and 
trust another young friend has in 
me. Even in my current situation, 

I am trying to help him achieve 
self-determination. I have always 
shared my thinking with him, but 
made quite plain that the decisions 
are his to make. I have given him 
advice, but not demanded that he 
follow it. I respect his right to 
make his own choices, whether or 
not I agree with them. 

Pedophelia is one of a range 
of human relationships. Unfortu- 
nately, the word gives the impres- 
sion of a one-sided relationship. 
"Love for children," instead of 
love shared between a younger 
person . 

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(excerpted from MAD TO BE SAVED^ 
a novel being published in April by 
Gay Presses of New York) 

by 

Kevin Esser 


Krone sat down next to me on the 
couch. He was clearly exhilarated, eager 
to get drunk and rowdy, and just as eager 
to by my buddy. He was fifteen; I was 
twenty-one. Drinking and carousing with 
me (an adult in his adolescent eyes) was 
different and somehow more exciting than 
getting fucked up with other boys his own 
age. Yeah, man, this was real deca- 
dence!... not just sneakin* beers with a 
bunch of goddamn kids . And, in turn, his 
contagious exhilaration infected me, mak- 
ing my heart thud with newfound schoolboy 
giddiness. 

By the time Krone and I finally ven- 
tured out for cigarettes, his brother 
Bobby was snoring from the far corner of 
the living room, and empty wine bottle and 
six beer cans scattered around his feet 
like gifts laid before an idol, I patted 
Krone’s back as we headed for the door. 
"Just you and me, kid." He came up only 
to my shoulder; I found it difficult to 
remember that he was already fifteen, in 
the full ripeness of adolescence, no 
longer a child. "Should we get some more 
to drink?" 

"Yeah, sure." He climbed into the car 
beside me. "Do you have any money?" 

"Enough," I said. "Don't worry about 

it." 

"Thanks." 

'Tor what?" 

'Tor buying booze and shit like that." 

"My pleasure, man." I gunned the car 
up the street, towards the liquor store. 
"Hey, if it wasn't for you, I'd be drink- 
ing alone tonight," 

"Bobby always passes out." 

"So does Jesse. I guess it's an occu- 
pational hazzard." We paused at an inter- 
section, then drove on. The glare of neon 
signs and street lights strobed against 
the Buick's windshield. I glances around 
at Krone, He was staring straight ahead, 
grinning, his dark hair catching flashes 
of light as we rolled down Main Street. 
"Is wine OK?" 


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He looked around, nodding. "Sure, 
that's great." 

Back at the house, each of us armed 
with a bottle of Chianti, we found Bobby 
and Jesse in the same positions we'd left 
them. Roused by our entrance, Jesse open- 
ed his eyes with a growl and crawled onto 
the floor, where he sprawled out on his 
stomach like the victim of an assassin's 
bullet. I nudged his foot with my toe. 
"Come on, Jess, snap out of it!" No re- 
sponse. I turned to Krone and shrugged. 
"He makes a lovely corpse. So natural, so 
lifelike." 

The boy laughed. We sat down side-by- 
side on the couch and opened our bottles. 
"Well, Krone, here's to us!... two sleepy 
people, by dawn's early light, and all 
that other hip jazz." 

Again Krone giggled. "You're really 
crazy," he said. His lips glistened ruby 
moist with wine, "You talk different than 
most guys." 

"Is that good or bad?" I was still 
young enough to be threatened by the opin- 
ions of others. I looked for sarcasm and 
ridicule in every remark, sniffing out 
derision like a pig hunting truffles. 

"It's not bad," Krone said, shoved by 
my insecurity into a rather uncomfortable 
position. "You say funny things some- 
times, that's all." 

"Well, I guess I can live with that." 
I clinked his bottle with my own, then 
took a long drink. Midnight was closing 
in; the final bloody curtain was slowly 
descending. From the corner, Bobby gave a 
sudden loud snore, shifted his weight off 
an undoubtely numb arm, then slumped back 
into a deep, silent slumber. Krone and I 
looked at each other and smiled. "Man, 
what a couple of light-weights," I 
sneered. 

Krone nodded; he took a swig of wine 
as if to seal our alliance, then rested 
the bottle between his legs, clutching the 
glass neck in one hand like a thin green 
hard-on. I took hold of his corduroyed 
knee and gave it a squeeze. "But you, my 
friend, are definite heavy-weight mater- 
ial. A first-rate drinking partner and 
all-around good guy." I gave his knee 
another caress; encouraged by his wide- 
open delighted grin, I laid my arm across 
the back of the couch and slid my hand 
beneath his hair, onto his warm, slender 
neck. 

He glanced around at me. "We should 
do something." 

"Yeah, definitely." I took a quick 
guzzle of wine. "Like what?" 

"Well... I don't really know." He 
pointed to the old John Wayne film flick- 
ering in black-and-white splendor on the 
antique TV. "But this movie really sucks, 
man, I'm getting bored." 

Still petting his neck, I tried to 
calm the tachycardic thump in my chest. 
How far could I go?.., how fast should I 
move? Was the boy inviting more intimate 
behavior, or was I willfully misreading 
his innocent expressions of boyish unrest? 
When younger, I had been able — easily, and 
without risk — to engage other boys in 
sexual horseplay. By the time I was 
Krone's age, I had become a master of 
disarmingly bashful cajolery; "Hey, have 
you ever," and here I would generally take 
an artfully timid pause, "have you ever, 
like, well, jerked off?" An affirmative 
reply would prompt me to greater boldness, 
leading almost invariably to gleeful dis- 
play of young cocks, then to a bit of 
foundling, finally to either a session of 
mutial masturbation or (on rare, stunning 
occasions) to a quick, breathless blow job. 
As I got older, the fear of rejection — and 


subsequent social embarrassment— slowed my 
sexual activity. I was no longer playing 
a child's game. The rules were changing. 
And by my twenty-first birthday, the rules 
stated that I was out of the game alto- 
gether, ineligible, washed up, kaput. 
Boys of Krone's age were untouchable, out 
of bounds. I could look (no law against 
that — yet), but touching was verboten. My 
sexual desire — ligitlmate a few years 
earlier, natural and understandable, just 
a boy's normal adolescent curiosity ex- 
pressing itself — could not land my unfor- 
tunate hindquarters in jail for twenty 
years. Or longer. But what had changed? 
I was still willing and eager, and so were 
they boys. But someone, somewhere, had 
proclaimed me an emotional bastard — ille- 
gitimate, dirty; suddenly, by decree of 
the calendar, I was a criminal, a sexual 
outlaw, a dangerous and desperate abuse of 
pure, unwitting children. A molester, 
branded with a Scarlet "H" lest some piti- 
fully ignorant boy mistake me for a harm- 
less, humorous, rather likeable young man 
wishing to be his friend. Mustn't have 
that !... tsk, tsk, tsk. 

I looked at Krone. "What? I wasn't 
listening. Sorry." 

"I said we should put on some music." 
He sat forward. My hand slipped off his 
neck and fell limp against the back of the 
couch. "You got a stero?" 



Kevin Esser 


I nodded, pointed vaguely to the 
speakers hidden in the room's dim comers. 
"What groups do you like?" 

Gulping Chianti, Krone lifted his 
shoulders in a brief shrug, then lowered 
the bottle and wiped his mouth on the 
sleeve of his wine- red velour shirt. "I 
like almost anybody. Black Sabbath, Alice 
Cooper, Pink Floyd, all those guys." 

"What about the Stones?" 

"Sure, they're OK." 

I set ray bottle aside. "The records 
are upstairs." 

"Can I come up?" I gotta pisa. 

"Of course, come on." 

My eyes followed his backside as we 
climbed the stairs. Near the top, indulg- 
ing in a bit of ostensibly fraternal af- 
fection, I snarled, "Hey, man, move you 
tail," and gave his little ass a couple of 
gentle smacks with my hand. He skipped 


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quickly up the final two steps, then faced 
me with a smile. "Which way to the John?" 

’'Behind you, oh blind one." 

"You're really crazy," he laughed, 
rushing down the hallway. 

I felt a sudden surge of panic, as if 
something precious were being tom from my 
grip. Almost running, I followed Krone 
into the bathroom. "I need some aspirin," 
was my excuse for standing beside him as 
he opened his pants and sent a yellow 
stream of urine splashing into the toilet, 
I glanced down twice as he stood peeing, 
but could not see what he held hidden in 
his hand. "You really did have to go," I 
remarked lamely. Grinning slightly and 
staring down at himself, he coaxed out a 
last golden dribble, then zipped up his 
trousers and headed for the door. "Hurry 
up," he called over his shoulder. I 
hastily popped some aspirin and took a 
fast leeik before racing off down the hall- 
way in pursuit. 

I found the boy in my bedroom, going 
through a box of albums. "Here's one," 
and he held up the tattered dust jacket of 
STICKY FINGERS. "I like this.” 

"Well, let's go downstairs and put it 

on." 

He nodded, but his eyes remained on 
the dust jacket’s bulging blue jeans. 
"This is kind of a weird picture, isn't 
it. I wounder if it's a really boy, or 
just like a painting or something." 

"Probably a real guy." I watched him 
wander past me, still studying the album's 
cover, 

"Shit, man," he said, "the dude must 
have a big dick, or maybe a boner." 

"Hard to say." 

"It's called STICKY FINGERS because 
he's beating off." 

.We were at the bottom of the stairs, 
heading for the turntable in the living 
room. "Then he's got a boner for sure," I 
said. "If he's beating off, I mean." 

"Yeah," Krone looked back at me grin- 
ning, "right." He performed a quick jack- 
off pantomime with one hand. "Ooo," he 
whined in a comic falsetto, "I got cum all 
over my fingers !" 

"Such a messy boy," I said, assuming 
the role of fretful grand-mere. "What 
shall we do with him? Always getting that 
nasty sticky stuff all over my nice clean 
carpets. " 

Bringing our brief comedy to its cli- 
max, Krone wiped his hand slowly back and 
forth across my shirt. "Here," he laugh- 
ed, "have some cum." Then, as a boffo 
finale, he smeared his invisible jism onto 
both my cheeks. 

"What a disgusting kid," I muttered, 
trying to disguise my severe agitation 
with a bit of gruff humor. "Your mudder 
would be ashamed of yal" And I fell back 
weakly onto the couch. 

The music crackled to life from the 
speakers. On the floor, Jesse stirred; 
his arm twitched; his head lifted. He 
eyed me for a moment without seeming able 
to identify my species, then groaned and 
rolled over onto his side. "What the 
fuck's goin’ on?" 

"Wake up, Jesse, join the party." 

Krone turned up the music. "Yeah, 
come on!" he guzzled from his wine bottle 
till it was nearly empty, then set it down 
and began a slow dance around the living 
room, clapping his hands to the music's 
beat €md shuffling his feet. As if feel- 
ing suddenly encumbered, he kicked off his 
suede tennis shoes and continued his lan- 
guid dance in crimson-stockinged feet, 
circling around and round Jesse's reclin- 
ing figure like a young dervish drifting 
into trance. 


Jesse pushed himself up on one elbow. 
"Christ!... live entertainment." He 
chuckled to himself, his eyes following 
Krone's graceful movements around the 
room. With a rush of jealousey that took 
me by surprise, I noticed a gleam of in- 
terest in his gaze. A vague anger shiv- 
ered in my gut. After spending the entire 
night wooing Krone, I found it galling 
that Jesse should suddenly awake and whisk 
him away. He'd done it before... using 
his dimpled grin and sleepy-eyed charm to 
grab boys whom I had befriended and 
brought home. For almost four years he'd 
taken whatever he'd wanted — not arrogant- 
ly, or in deliberate competition, but 
simply, I suppose, because he was too lazy 
(and too busy getting high) to venture 
into the wilderness and fend for himself. 
He waited in his cave for me to bring him 
nourishment; food, liquor, cigarettes... 
and boys. If he found a bottle of wine 
appealing, he would guzzle it; if he found 
a boy appealing, he would snatch him away 
with equal appetite. Sometimes he was too 
drunk to bother; sometimes we shared; and 
sometimes I was left with nothing. To- 
night, probably our last together, I could 
see him once again stirring from his 
torpor in order to snare an attractive 
partner for one night's diversion. But I 
shoved back my anger; I refused to sour 
our friendship with hurt feelings and 
foolish recriminations. Krone was not a 
prize to be lusted after; he was not a 
trophy to be awarded. He was a fifteen- 
year-old boy who could choose freely to go 
with one of us or neither of us. There 
was no contest here to be won of lost, no 
room for petty emotions to blacken and 
tangle something that should be as simple 
and pure and natural as drawing breath. 


Tiring of his dance, Krone glided 
slowly back to the couch and dropped down 
beside me. He gave me a smiling glance, 
then took three gulps of wine, leaving 
only a shallow purplish pool at the bottom 
of the bottle. 

I nudged his shoulder. "You looked 
good. " 

"I love to dance. It makes me feel 
great." He finished his wine in one swig. 
"Shit, man, I'm sweating like crazy." 

As if commanded, I quickly crossed the 
room and opened a window. A weak puff of 
air came in through the screen. "It's 
really warm tonight." 

"Too hot," Krone murmured, then let- 
ting out a sigh he pulled the velour shirt 
over his head. His tourso was thin and 
white, childish, with nipples almost too 
tiny and pale pink to be seen. 

I ran my finger across his sweaty 
chest. "You're right, you are hot." 

He slumped lower in his seat, resting 
against the arm of the couch. "Am I going 
to sleep here tonight?" 

"Whatever you want," 

"The couch is OK." His jaw stretched 
in a wide, eye-squinting yawn. "I'm get- 
ting kinda tired." 

"Long day for all of us." I took a 
gulp of wine and passed him the bottle, 
•there's not much left, finish it up." 

Jesse let loose a furious barrage of 
coughing, grumbled an inaudible curse, 
then climbed groaning to his feet. 'T^ell, 
folks, it's been a goddamn blast, but I've 
had enough for one night." 

I sprang up from the couch as he pas- 
sed. "Hey, Jesse, I'm leaving early to- 
morrow, probably won't see you before 

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"Yeah, I know." He slapped my shoul- 
der and smiled. "Listen, take care, 
Jake," and already he was at the stairs. 
"I can't stand fuckin' maudlin goodbyes, 
pardner, so take it easy." 

Then he was gone. 

I stood for a moment staring at the 
dim, empty stairway. Jesse, I knew, had 
deliberately gone to bed early, leaving me 
Krone as a farewell token, one final gal- 
lant gesture of friendship and affection. 
But... his thoughtfulness had been in 
vain. Returning my attention to Krone, I 
found him sleeping serenely on the couch, 
lips parted, head resting against his 
shoulder. He had emptied the second wine 
bottle and laid it neatly next to his own. 
Nice boy. Surprisingly tidy. 

I sat down beside him and gave his 
knee a perfunctiory nudge. He moaned 
softly, but the wine had numbed him beyond 
revival. The night had reached its rather 
farcical conclusion. I was left with 
nothing but shattered hopes and an aching 
erection. Almost defiantly, I unzipped 
his trousers and pushed my hand inside the 
open fly. His underpants were warm and 
slightly moist; I pressed against the soft 


penis within, squeezed it gently, massaged 
it in slow circles. But nothing stirred 
inside the underpants; no eager hard-on 
greeted my caress; even his cock was too 
tired to play. 

Unwilling to disturb the boy any fur- 
ther, I withdrew my hand and zipped up his 
pants. My fingers smelled of sweat and 
boy-piss, a fragrance both pungent and 
sweet, as subtly piquant as spice and 
attar. Still stiff as a rutting buck, I 
decided to retire upstairs, where I could 
masturbate in glum solitude. It occured 
to me that I could stay on the couch and 
use Krone's hand for the purpose, but that 
seemed somehow too furtively depraved even 
for my jaded tastes. 

Trying to avoid the cliche* of sigh, I 
leaned over and brushed the back of my 
hand across the boy's cheek, pressed my 
lips against his in a gently kiss, then 
headed for the stairs. □ 

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Feedback 

Unless permission is specifically given to 
do otherwise, names of contributors to this 
column will not be printed. Letters will be 
identified by city and state only. 

Opinions expressed in the feedback column do 
not necessarily reflect NAMBLA's positions. 
Letters are presented in the spirit of a free 
and uncensored forum of ideas. 


To Feedback: 

I agree totally with Lover Boy’ Joe! 
Personally I have met a few young men 
that knew where they were headed sex- 
ually, knew how to handle it even though 
some of them were only eleven or twelve 
years old. 

I lived with a girl that was fif- 
teen, her brother that was going on 
eleven at the time, we had a beautiful 
relationship between the three of us for 
four and a half years. Every one had 
his or her say about what went on, and 
there wasn't any hassle until a nosy 
neighbor stuck her nose in our business, 
and call the law, and I got busted. 

There is more to love then sex. I 
know young people have to feel love, 
companionship out side of their home 
life. I had two young brothers, thir- 
teen and fourteen come to me because 
they knew I would listen, advise them 
concerning their problems large or 
small. I even got along with their 
mother. 

— Gary 


Dear NAMBLA: 

I have just finished reading the 
November 1984 NAMBLA BULLETIN with much 
pride and interest. 


As a longtime gay civil rights acti- 
vist, I am putting the man/boy issue on 
the top. of ray agenda for 1985* I have 
already sent letters of support to indi- 
viduals such as David Sonenschein ("How 
to Have Sex with Kids") and Raymond 
Latham, who is currently serving a jail 
sentence for "associating" with minors. 
These two cases are only two out of 
hundreds, if not thousands of indi- 
viduals who need our love and support! 

As I recently wrote to the editor of 
a Los Angeles gay newspaper; IT IS TIME 
FOR THE GAY AND LESBIAN COMMUNITY TO 
SPEAK OUT FOR THE RIGHTS OF THE BOYS WHO 
CHOOSE TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS TYPE OF 
RELATIONSHIP AND AGINST LAW ENFORCEMENT 
FOR SPENDING TAXPAYERS’ DOLLARS TO PRO- 
SECUTE MEN WHO LOVE BOYS. 

NAMBLA is to be commended for their 
outreach and educational program.s You 
and your readers have my full support! 

I hope that we all live to see the 
day when this senseless sexual oppres- 
sion come to an end. Claim your right 
to love who you please! 

-^--''''iCndrew Ross Exler \ 
Civil Rights Activist \ 
I 6000 Sunset Blvd., I 

I Suite 209 

Los Angeles, CA 90028 / 

Editorial Note: - — y' 

Exler received nationwide attention 
when he sued Disney land over the right 
to dance at the "Happiest Place on 
Earth" in the 1980 with his then boy- 
friend. Recently, and Orange County 
judge and jury ruled that Disney’s same- 
sex dance ban violated Exler's civil 
rights. Exler welcomes any and all 
correspondence . 

• 

Dear NAHBLA, 

Again, I. am overwhelmed with the 


kinship I find in your publications. 
I've just finished the Bullatin for 
1980, Journal #6, and boys speak out on 
Man/Boy Love. 

While I have accepted the fact that 
I am not gay in the true sense of the 
word, I am Bi, and a boy lover. I have 
learned over the years to be proud of my 
ability to love boys and see in them a 
beauty that most people miss. In this I 
can be proud of being different. 

I know that I can give in ways that 
few adults can, I can be a true friend 
and also a lover if the boy wishes. I 
have came to feel that sex with a boy is 
only the final path after a long and 
rewarding relationship. As in a mar- 
riage, sex only seals one to anothers by 
expressing in a physical manner all of 
the intense emotions two people have for 
each other. 

Sadly I look forward to a very hard 
time for us, as well as our Gay brothers 
and sisters. The overwhelming results 
of the last elections should cause dan- 
ger flags to fly everywhere. The Moral 
Majority in a sense have been given the 
ball to run with for the next four 
years. We will be hounded from every 
pulpit throughout this county, and pos- 
sible with results similar to what has 
taken place in Iran over the past few 
years. 

The sun will shine again, when the 
back lash hits from the loss of freedom. 
Hopefully I will live to that day. 

Yours in B/L 

Hughes, Texas 


Dear NAMBLA: 

Our son recently went away to col- 
lege. My husband and I have been going 
to nudist camps since before he was 
born. ^ 


I 

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ENTRAPMENT OF THE MONTH 


putting us all in jails or loony bins. The 
entrapment column was begun in the hope of 
keeping a few of the unwary from such 
fates. It is ny personal belief that 

total freedom for boy or man will not come 
until the injustices done to us raise us 
to anger and until the searing heat of 
that anger is channeled into constructive 
actions. 

U pdates 

Last month, we reported on the experi- 
ences of a correspondent v^o had had mail 
seized by U.S. Customs. The individual has 
advised us that, as a matter of principle, 
he decided to retrieve his property 
despite the inconvenience and expense. 
When he did show up to receive his mail, 
he experienced no further difficulty. We 
applaud his determination. 

^ On"a more ominous note, we have received 
copies of more correspondences from Eugene 
Weiner (see Bulletin #5/9 & #5/10). The 
letters were sent by him to a jailed 
individual. The letters are especially 
despicable in that they not only attempt 
to put the recipient in an incriminating 
position but also pump him for information 

1 about other imprisoned individuals. 

I Please be advised that such 
correspondences are from a postal 
inspector, that Weiner is surely an alias, / 
that aliases are easily changed, and that/ 
the modus ope rand i rather than al 
particular name identify the work of a\ 
postal inspector . J 


Dear Peter, 

Please pardon ny delay in responding. In 
the past I have been somev^t resistant to 
handling NAMBIA newsletter. Eventhou^ I 
support most of the educational efforts I 
perceive your organization is doing, I am 
a very non-cont rovers ial sort of person 
and have tried very hard for the store to 
also project that sort of image. Two 
things have changed cy mind about carrying 
the newsletter: 

1 ) The Houston referendum, which has me 
more determined than ever before that we 
not be divided into young/ old, black/vrfiite, 
male/ female , r i ch/poor , etc . , e t c . , etc . 
That we must instead be supportive of one 
another whether or not we are in complete 
agreement (THEY are not going to like us 
anyway, whether we are good fairies or bad 
fairies.) 

2) Last year I was under a two-week 
"informal" investigation by the Houston 
Police Department because I had talked on 
the telephone with a 13-year-old troubled 
gay youth about his homosexual inclina- 
tions — calls initiated by him. Of course 
the investi^tion revealed nothing since 
there was nothing to reveal, but I came to 
realize that as long as officialdom’s 
archaic attitudes about interactions 
between adults and youth prevail, we all 
are in danger. So, please send us five 
copies of each issue of the newsletter on 
consignment. 

Cordially, 

Charles Gillis 


by Peter Melzer 

There is not much to report on this 
month. This column depends on contribu- 
tions from readers. If suspicious solici- 
tations have dropped off, that is certain- 
ly good news. If readers are not forward- 
ing vital information, we can only blame 
ourselves when tragedy hits. 

At this point it may be useful to clear 
up a potential misunderstanding. Our 
efforts at exposing government sponsored 
entrapments should not be interpreted to 
mean that there are any "safe” sources of 
"child pornography". This column was begun 
when it became clear that the only "sex 
clubs" and offerings of porno^aphy were 
run from government post office boxes. 
There may be individuals here and there 
trading privately in proscribed materieils. 
Dealing with such individuals is also very 
dangerous. When they get arrested, they 
invariably drag in others in what the 
media, with great relish, call sex and 
pornography rings. 

Personal Philoso i^ 

% writing this column should also not 
be misinterpreted as an unconditional 
approval of pornography. Fantasy is part 
of the human condition. Reality is not 
always pleasant, and occasional flights 
into daydreams, sexual or otherwise, is 
certainly reasonable. This is especially 
so for men and boys who are considered 
criminal for loving each other. Never- 
theless , pornography should not be 
confused with man/boy love. An over- 
dependance on one-dimensional images can 
only deter from the desirability of a full 
relationship between a man and a boy. 

Our society, however, is hellbent on 


The following letter was sent to TIAI^LA 
from the owner of the Wilde 'N* Stein book 
store of Houston Texas after we solicited 
the store to carry the NAMBLA Bulletin. 


Readers who have friends in the Houston 
area who may wish to purchase the Bulletin 
or merely browse can direct them to Wilde 
& Stein Books at 802 Westheimer. □ 


Feedback 

► 

My husband’s practice takes up most 
of his time. But he still devotes time 
to researching sexual behavior. Most of 
his patients suffer from some form, or 
degree, of sexual frustration. I’ve 
read many of the "Alternate Lifestyle" 
publications and I must admit that you 
are a very radical group. You are 
trying to break down one of society's 
strongest sexual fears! Nudism, in its 
own way, is also trying to do away with 
the things that cause sexual fears. 

The most basic problem is the fact 
that most parents bring up their child- 
ren to feel guilty about nudity. And 
that is a major reason why they feel 
guilty about sex as adults. Most people 
never adjust to nudity and so they only 
have problems adjusting to sex once they 
are adults, 

I have watched children grow up in 
the nudist camps for more than 20 years. 
Nudist camps are not sex camps, but 
these children do grow up to be better 
adjusted sexually. Most nudists don't 
get all bent out of shape when the meet 
Bisexuals, Homosexuals, or Lesbians. 

Nudist camps are places for open 
nudity. If they were places for open 
sex, families would no longer be allowed 


in them. Nudist have very strict rules 
about open sex because if they didn't 
the children would lose a very health 
upbringing. 

As it is, there are fewer families 
in nudiest camps today than there were 
20 years ago. As that is a very serious 
social loss in terras of better sexual 
health. Some brave nudists started a 
magazine recently, as a way to sell the 
idea of nudism to more families. But 
they have had a serious setback and the 
really need help. 

I have enclosed some of the notices 
from the "Families-Natural" magazine. I 
really hope that you will publish them 
and help them in their appear for sup- 
port. 

Sincerely, 

Mrs. J.N. 

# 

Dear NAMBLA: 

My membership has been very profit- 
able for me. I have been able to learn 
how others feel toward ray favorite sub- 
ject, BOYS. I’ve found that I have a 
lot in common with some, and nothing in 
common with others. Which to me is the 
way it should be. Happily, the common 
feeling seems to be, love and care, and 


not the rape and kill the press would 
have the world to believe. 

I feel that the largest body of 
prospective membership is missed when we 
focus on the gay community. I believe 
that the majority of the Boy Lovers are 
in the middle class, straight house 
holds, who go through life believing 
that they are afflicted with a curse, no 
one feels as he does, and that NAMBLA, 
if he has heard of it, is a group of 
kidnappers, who steal young boys and 
keep them hidden away as sex slaves, 
until they are too old, and then they 
dispose of them. 

I don't know how this can be undone, 
but I do believe that it is of prime 
importance to the success of NAMBLA. 
One positive article in the press could 
generate the drive necessary to more 
than meet the membership goal. 

We establish defense funds for mem- 
bers who have been acused of various 
crimes, why not a fund to support the 
search for a missing kid, there by put- 
ting ourselves into a public position of 
proving that we truly care about kids, 
and not just personal gratification. 

Of course, any public statement 
would probably bring the wrath of the 
Jerry Falwell's down upon us, who would 
try to prove to the world we are sick- 

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From ’’The Prophet" 

A nd a wonun who held a babe against her 
Lbnsom said. Speak to us of Children. 

And he said: 

Your children arc not your children. 

They arc the sons and daughters of Life’s long- 
ing for itself. 

They come through you but not from you. 

And though they arc with you yet they belong 
not to you. 


You may give them your love but not your 
thought.s. 

For they have their own thoughts. 

You may house their bodies but not their souls, 

For their souls dwell in the house of to-morrow, 
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. 

Yi>u may strive to be like them, but seek not 
to make them like you. 

For life gi>cs not backward nor tarries with 
yesterday. 

You are the bows from which your children as 
living arrows arc sent forth. 

Kahlil Gibran. 


Feedback 

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ies, but even through he can get the 
press coverage, everyone does not be- 
lieve that he says. Can you believe the 
positive aspect of Just one kid being 
found by the efforts of NAMBLA. 

I recommend that a special fund be 
established, to be used in such a way to 
benefit the Association and Boys who are 
in trouble. Set aside a special organ- 
ization with memberships of say $60.00 a 
year ($5 a month). Establish a national 
800 number for youth, gay or straight, 
who have been kidnapped, or who are in a 
relationship that they can't explain to 
Mom and Pop. If only half of our pre- 
sent membership responded, there would 
be $24f000 a year for nothing but pos- 
itive press, and who can place the value 
of one positive press article. But, the 
damage of one article, linking NAMBLA to 
a kidnapping, child prostitution ring, 
or rape, will take years to over come. 

It took Gay Pride to cause the 
straights to take another look at the 
Gay comraunity, and realize that Gays are 
humans too. We need an issue that will 
also tell the world we are proud, we 
care, we're human, 

I've been though a lot because of my 
feelings and relationships with boys, 
drinking to attempted suicide in '67, 
thankfully that failed. I haven't been 
Jailed yeti although I have been tried 
and convicted (by the military) for 
assault of a boy under the age of 16 (I 
touched him). I have come through all 
of this and I find I’m proud of what I 
am. My love for boys is something spec- 
ial, an ability everyone doesn’t have. 





Dear NAMBLA, 

I know that I acted frustrated and 
dissatisfied a few times at the confer^ 
ence. That was essentially because I AM 
DAM ANGRY!! I need to acknowledge, 
through, that very little of my anger 
comes from my frustrations with NAMBLA, 
I'm very upset with the lies that our 
civilizations is based upon and I'm 
upset with myself for going along with 
them. In many, many situations, I find 
that people are unwilling to fulfill the 
responsibilities of the Jobs for which 
they're paid; if I let my anger about 
this show, they usually become defensive 
and even more irresponsible. But at the 
conference, rather than returning ray 
anger with more anger of your own, you 
apparently were able to see and share my 
frustration, and you met ray anger with 
love and compassion. Thank you! 

One source of my anger is my rela- 
tionship with the est organization, with 
which I was involved for several years. 
It is supposed to foster "enlighten- 
ment," and yet I have experienced seve- 
ral instances where staff members im- 
posed their unenlightened attitudes of 
both homosexuality and intergenerational 
sex upon their est Jobs and the people 
they dealt with there, I would appre- 
ciate hearing from any NAMBLA members, 
and/or gay people, who have taken the 
est Training and are willing to support 


I’m very excited about being a mem- 
ber of NAMBLA. A phrase that I learned 
in the Gay Liberation movement in the 
early 1970' s comes to mind; "An army of 
lovers cannot be beat." But "lovers" 
means something much more personal to me 
in NAMBLA! 

At the conference, Peter Melzer 
proposed that we increase NAMBLA member- 
ship (currently under 400 ) to 1,000 
within a year and to 10,000 within 5 
years. (l seldom fell as though there 
even exist that many people in North 
America who are willing to advocate love 
between men and boys - even without sex! 
What do you think?) "An army of 
lovers." Let's do it! — 

am anxious to start a NAMBLA chapA 
Ger in Portland. I would like to hearl 
from anyone in the Pacific Northwest who \ 
is interested. 

Again, I express ray deep apprecia- 
tion to each person who contributed to 
the success of the conference - and that 
includes those who worked hard to pro- 
duce it, those who participated, and 
those who did not attend, because every- 
one associated with NAMBLA helped make 
it possible. I truly love each of you. 

See you at the next conference - 
Veteran's Day, 1985 - New York City! 



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BOYS IN THE MEDIA 

by Richard Boyer 

COMING OF AGE IN SOHO has been 
reviewed previously, but after I saw it, I 
checked my tape of "Oh, Boy, Babies!", a 
TV special about a class at a boys school 
learning to care for babies. Sure enough 
there was Ward Saxton (Puer — the 
younger boy — In the play) playing Ward, 
the kid with the calculator. He had no 
accent — the whole German accent in the 
play is a carefully prepared put-on. 
Bravo! Saxton, also a dancer, lives in 



Monmouth, New Jersey, and commutes to 
New York City for the play by bus when 
he Isn't driven. He goes to Christian 
Bros. Academy, with a full load of 
homework, and thinks most kids his own 
age consider him a little weird. He looks 
11, isn't good in sports, and knows he 
excels at acting. 


NOTES: A Long Island (NY) schpol 

production of "Oliver" was a link in 
bringing an 11 year old boy back to his 
mom after his dad abducted him 9 years 
before. He was allowed to phone her and 
told her he was somewhere in Long Island, 
and mentioned his role In the play, from 
which he was traced... Watch for an 
upcoming movie, "The Aviator", 
Christopher (Superman) Reeve as a 
pioneer pilot whose relationship with a 
stowaway boy reawakens his will to live 
after a crash. Also "Martin's Day", 

Richard Harris and Justin Henry in an 
interesting relationship, already out in 
some cities... A recent episode of "Mr. 
Belvidere" dealt with the boy (Brice 
Beckham, about 10) who took up ballet 
instead of fottball. Key scene was where 
his dad, originally against it, came around 
at a recital, reacting to some infuriating 
derogatory comments by the man sitting 
next to him. 

LATE NIGHT BOY GEM: "Treasure Island" 
( 1934) -- a classic interpretation of the 

story starring Jackie Cooper, with Wallace 
Berry as Long John Silver. Beneath the 
well known story line lies the poignant 
story of innocence lost, of friendship 
betrayed, and the tru meaning of promise 
and trust. There is so much to rediscover 
on each viewing. Through the years It has 
not lost its rich detail, nor its charm and 
excitement. Cooper is magnificent. 

MORE NOTES: NBC News is working on a 
program for kids "whose viewing habits 
have sprung from a diet of cartoons," The 
show, also expected to appeal to adults, 
would be mostly interviews of kids... On 
the last day of shooting of "I Want to Co 
Home", an ABC Afterschool Special, Seth 
Green, 11, who'd just filmed a scene in 
which he gets beaten up, didn't have time 
to remove hls make-up as he and his mom 


ran to catch a train from New York home 
to Philly. He got strange looks from other 
passengers... Nolan Thomas' new video, 
"Yo Little Brother" features several kids 
under 10 impresonating rock superstars: 
Joel Callendrillo as Billy Idol, Daniel 
Wooten (see Oct. '84 column), etc... Ken 
Danby has designed a series of collectors' 
plates, "Reflections of Youth." The first 
one, "The Swimmers", a boy squatting on 
an idyllic dock with hls dog. Is far more 
appealing than the many other plates on 
the market portraying kids. The plate is 
$69 but you can at least get the leaflet, 
by contacting Anna-Perenna Inc, 32 Relyea 
Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801... A 
friend, seeing "Witness" with me (which 
starred Lukas Haas), felt the adult love 
scenes were so well done, it almost made 
him wish he were temporarily straight. 
NOSTALGIA: Continuing with Boy Actors 
Film Society newsletter, this the February 
1978 issue. Cover boy was Martin Lartique 
from "War of the Buttons", a movie about 
a conflict between two boys' groups, with 
buttons the prize of war, and a lot of 
stripping... David Stambaugh, then 14, 
returned from his last Bad News Bears film 
(as Toby Whitewood) to the soap opera 
"Love of Life" where he had been playing 
Hank Latimer since he was 7. His voice is 
getting deeper... Matthew Laborteaux, just 
11, wore short cut shorts In a 
(forgettable) TV movie about tarantulas... 
"Lovely" Scott Baio has a fan club... Cary 

Guffey, 4, was in "Close Encounters" 

Time Magazine called Sean Marshall (as 
Orphan Pete in "Pete's Dragon") "so 
appealing that you want to strangle 
him"... Unfortunately, this was the issue 
with a drawing of Johnnie Whitaker which 
led to the beginning of the end of this 
publication more than a year later. 

INTRODUCTION TO PART TWO: The 

materia) above was written to run in the 
April issue. Unfortunately the Collective 
changed the deadline for columns, and 
failed to inform your erstwhile media 
columnist. What follows is really the May 
column. 

BACKSTAGE: This weekly New York based 
media newspaper's latest kids issue (dated 
April 5) had a theme, "Kid Actors Tell it 
Like it is", inspired by the interest 
sparked by Dick Moore's book, "Twinkle, 
Twinkle, Little Star." Kids are no longer 
the primary, or sole, source of family 
income, but might still perceive themselves 
as "pieces of meat." To put that image to 
rest, two happy young boy stars were 
interviewed. One, Timmy Ceissler, 7i, who 
was in "Sister Mary Ignatius...", goes to 
a parochial school In Tarrytown 
(Westchester County), New York, Is on a 
diet, is getting into sports, and likes the 
business so much. Timmy says business 
obligations have never stopped him from 
doing something else that might be more 
fun. SetK Kibel, IO5, loads of credits, is 
from Yorktown (also jn Westchester 
County), NY, and hls dad is a 
psychiatrist. Seth is a non-athlete, but 
likes science fiction and traveling Asked if 
he'd recommend the show business life for 
a kid his age, he said, "If he'd want to, 
yeah... If you don't do well, it's a lousy 
life. If you do well, it's great." 

LATE NIGHT BvOY GEM: "My Uncle 

Antoine," (1971, Canadian), set in a 1940's 
Quebec mining town. The story centers on 
the reactions of a boy, about 13, who lives 
with his aunt and uncle, to happenings 
over 3 days one December. The boy looks 

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BOYS IN THE MEDIA 

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like (and Is) an altar boy, but gets into 
all kinds of mischief, and discoveries, 
including sexual fantasies with a woman. 
There are many facial closeups which show 
his suppressed emotions -- you can well 
imagine and ponder what he was thinking. 
This helps make it a memorable movie. 
TRUFFAUT: Jean-Pierre Leaud (the 

appealing, unloved Antoine Doinel in "The 
^tOO Blows" and sequels) , now 40, came to 
the United States for a ceremony on the 
re-release of the late Francois Truffaut's 
classic. Never married, Leaud's essence is 
the cinema. Like Truffaut, Leaud had a 
troubled childhood, expelled from several 
boarding schools. Leaud feels he was 
chosen for the role in Blows because of his 
"aggressive shyness" and "intense desire." 



Jean>Pierre UAud and| left, a$ Antoine Doinel in 
“The 400 Blows.” 


He found Truffaut a relaxed and 
sympathetic director who treated children 
like human beings. NOSTALGIA: The next 
issue I have of the Boy Actors Film 


Society newsletter is dated June 1978. Boy 
model Nell Bodack, 11 ,and another boy, 
appear with Brooke Shields, 12, in "The 
Brooke Book." The book version of 
"Damien - the Omen* - Part 2" was 
recommended. Philip McKeon, 13, appeared 
in white shorts in Tenn Spec magazine. A 
new movie "1900" had an interesting scene 
in a hayloft. The forgettable baseball film, 
"Here Come the Tigers", was released. 
Bad news Bear Chris Barnes made a TV 
pilot in which he falls for a taller girl. 
POSTSCRIPT: Mention of Philip McKeon 

recalls a short but excellent sequence on 
the last episode of "Alice" in March. About 
8 scenes, maybe one second long each, of 
Tommy (McKeon) coming into the diner and 
saying hi to Mom or Mel were strung 
together, starting with age 11 (when the 
show started) to age 18 (now). He ages 
Instantaneously. □ 


Lately, alas, I knew a gentle boy. 

Whose features all were cast In Virtue’s mould, 

As one she had designed for Beauty’s toy. 

But after manned him for her own stronghold. 

On every side he open was as day, 

That you might see no lack of strength within. 

For walls and ports do only serve alway 
For a pretence to feebleness and sin. 

Say not that Caesar was victorious. 

With toil and strife who stormed the House of Fame, 
In other sense this youth was glorious, 

Himself a kingdom wheresoe’er he came. 

No strength went out to get him victory. 

When all was income of its own accord i 
For where he went none other was to see. 

But all were i>arcel of their noble lord. 

He forayed like the subtile haze of summer, 

That stilly shows fresh landscapes to our eyes. 

And revolutions works without a murmur. 

Or rustling of a leaf beneath the skies. 

So was 1 taken unawares by this, 

I quite forgot ray homage to confess f 
Yet now am forced to know, though hard it is, 

I might have loved him had I loved him less. 

Each moment as we nearer drew to each, 

A stem respect withheld us further yet. 

So that we seemed beyond each other’s reach. 

And less acquainted than when first we met. 

We two were one while we did sympathize, 

So could we not the simplest bargain drive* 

And what avails it now that we are wise. 

If absence doth this doubleness contrive? 

Eternity may not the chance repeat. 

But I must tread my single way alone, 

In sad remembrance that we once did meet. 

And know that bliss irrevocably gone. 

The spheres henceforth my elegy shall sing. 

For elegy has other subject none* 

Each strain of music in my ears shall ring 
Knell of departure from that other one. 

Make haste and celebrate my tragedy* 

With fitting strain resound ye woods and fields* 
Sorrow is dearer in such case to me 

Than all the joys other occasion yields. 

Is’t then too late the damage to repair? 

Distance, forsooth, from my weak grasp hath reft 
The empty husk, suid clutched the useless tare. 

But in my hands the wheat and kernel left. 

If I but love that virtue which he is, 

Though it be scented in the morning air. 

Still shall we be truest acquaintances. 

Nor mortals know a sympathy more rare. 

- Henry David Thoreau 


TRUTH 

Prom Time to the Los Angeles Times 
most of what I read about pedophiles and 
pedophilia is negative. Our small cir- 
culation newsletters and esoteric books, 
which circulate among the initiates, do 
not provide the same Impact as the general 
publications. Books like the puerile We 
Have A Secret by Jill Haddad and Lloyd 
Martin, full of assumptions, innuendo, 
unsupported research, and blatant lies — 
all interspersed with a modicum of truth- 
add to our negative public image. No 
wonder then social attitudes are against 
us, laws condemn us. 

For too long we have avoided publi- 
cizing our case to the general public. We 
either keep to ourselves like hermits, or 
closet ourselves together with a chosen 
few. It is time we opened up. Scary? 
Damn right it is. I know the fear of 
exposure in this phobic society. I under- 
stand the trauma. But we can present our 
case more effectively and still maintain 
anonymity. I’m not asking for blood 
sacrifice. 

We can utilize all forms of the media 
to better advantage in proselyting our 
case. There is research to be done; there 
are articles to be written (use a 
pseudonym). Rejections? Yes, we’ll be 
rejected. I have personally collected my 
share of rejection slips. Every serious 
writer does, but we struggle through. 

You have no talent for writing? All 
right. Even someone with no professional 
ability as a writer can submit a letter to 
the editor (use an alias, a post office 
box number). There are radio talk shows 
where you may call in, raise the issue and 
present our cause. In some cases it may 
be possible to appear with "black face" on 
television. 

You may purchase books like Paedo- 
phil ia , The Radical Case by Tom 0* Carrol 
and donate them to libraries, civic 
groups, professional organizations, law- 
yers, judges, and others who need to be 
enlightened. You can write to your local, 
state, and federal representatives seeking 
changes in the laws which punish love 
between people simply on an age differen- 
tial. 

We need all of these services, and 
more. We need to get the truth out to the 
public. Then, I believe, we will begin to 
change attitudes, eventually laws, and 
begin to swell our ranks with those who 
are now only searching for support such as 
we may provide. □ 



QUID NUMC(iatin for "what now?") is In English 
a person who is inquisitive about the latest 
news or gos3ip; a busybody. That would 
describe both myself and what I intend my 
column to be about, it wilf cover various 
newsworthy but not feature- worthy events 
each month. To paraphrase another famous 
newspaper, "All the news that fits, we'tl 
print". 

• 

Prosecutors said that police use of 
minors as decoys in sex investigation was 
not Illegal. Ray Larsen, Fayette County 
(Ky.) Commonwealth's Attorney, said that 
the police had not broken any laws when 
they used two boys, one a 14 year old who 
sucked off a suspect while police listened 
via a hidden microphone. 

Larson investigated the matter as a 
result of the Sept. 1984 trial of a 
Lexington lawyer later convicted of sodomy 
and unlawful transactions with minors. An 
opinion by the Attorney General said that 
the use of the youths "places such 
children in the way of harm, and ... could 
constitute abuse..." (LI Connection, 3/22 
to 4/5/85). A rather humorous rumor has 
reached me concerning the vice cops in a 
large city in a state just south of 
Kentucky. Three cops were involved with 
boys sexually. Two had enough dirt on 
their superiors to escape trial. They 
started a car wash together. An elderly 
aunt later remarked they were doing well 
as they happened to know a number of 
teenagers to work rather cheaply. 

The moral is that if you break the law, 
it helps to be a cop. 


QUID NUNC 


carefully selected and trained," He 

believes "child abuse is a crime second 
only to murder." He works part-time as a 
security guard at a liquor store. 

(Washington Post, 11/8/84) 


by Robert Rhodes 


to act despite Its knowledge of the priest's 
sexual preference. (NY Daily News, 
2/24/84). 

A child advocate with the York (Pa.) 
Child Care Center was arrested February 
18 on charges that he brought two 
teenaged boys to the Hershey Hotel in 
Philadelphia for sex. Police had been aware 
of Regis Ranck's activities since the 
summer of 1984 and had asked hotels In 
the city to notify them if Ranck checked 
in. He Is charged with indecent assault, 
corrupting the morals of a minor, and 
drug violation (the police found some pot 
on him). (PGN, 3/7/85) 

• 

A 67 year old choirmaster, John 
:>chal!enberger, of Connellsville, Pa. was 
arrested at JFK Airport on his way to 
Europe for a tour with his choir. He is 
charged with corruption of a minor, 
indecent assault, and indecent exposure 
for having had sex with an 11 year old 
European exchange student staying with a 
family in Union, Pa, (NY Daily News, 
4/3/85) 


Two Minneapolis poITcernen have been 
assigned for to determine if there are 
enough pedophile crimes in Minneapolis to 
warrant forming a child exploitation unit 
(sic). Virtually no arrests have been made 
for child-adult sex but the department 
wants to know If such criminal activity 
exists. 

Sgt. Jim Martin, one of the assigned 
officers, said, "We don't know for sure if 
it's happening." Martin recently returned 
from working with the LAPD Sexually 
Exploited Children's unit. He learned there 
that pedophiles are discreet when 
committing crimes, and usually are 
involved in youth organizations. Victims 
rarely come forward because of the loyalty 
generated between the pedophile and the 
youth. (Minneapolis Star and T ribune, 
4/17/85) , 

The Bellevue (Wa.) police have formed 
a special unit to deal with the problem of 
sexually abused children. They admit they 
have no Idea of the extent of the problem 
but say national statistics shout one of 
four girls and one of nine boys are 
sexually abused. Narcotics agents will 
work undercover to track known local 
pedophiles. The goal of this unit is to deal 
with sexual abuse before It happens rather 
than after it occurs. (Seattle Times) 


The third edition of National Attorney's 
Directory for Lesbian and Cay Rights , 
published by CLAD. Attorneys sympathetic 
to the needs of gays and lesbians are 
listed state by state. It can be ordered 
from CLAD by check for $12 (which 
includes postage) from CLAD, PO Box 218, 
Boston, Ma. 02112. 

On October 3, 1984, the organist and 
director of St. Killian's (Farmingdale, Long 
Island, NY) choir pleased guilty to 
attempted (sic) sodomy, confessing to sex 
with a 13 year old altar boy. He was 
sentenced to 3 years probation and 200 
hours of community service. In a second 
Incident, parents of a 14 year old sued the 
parish because a teacher approached a 
student for sex. The teacher resigned but 
was not prosecuted. (PGN, 4/4/85) 

• 

The parents of four boys sued the 
archdiocese of Los Angeles and Rev. 
Patrick Roemer, a priest on probation for 
child molesting, claiming the church failed 


The Board of Elders of the Universal 
Fellowship of Metropolitan Community 
Church has released a pastoral directive 
stating, "Sexual activity between adults 
and children can never be condoned ... 
under circumstances ... such activity is 
always Inherently coercive even when it 
appears on the surface to be voluntary 
and a product of mutual consent." (TWN, 
3/6/85) 

I had two thoughts on this. If the rumor 
is correct, one or two of the Board of 
Elders may have a bit of a problem 
conforming their own conduct to this 
directive. Further, the National Council of 
Churches is still not going to let MCC in. 

■< I • 

-'"''John G. Fasick, a Prince George's 
County (Md.) police detective, got 
honorable mention in the annual Parade 
Magazine survey. He got the award by 
stalking and finally arresting Ray Latham 
for man/boy sex. Fasick arranged for 
postal inspectors to check Latham's mail. 
Fasick said, "The problem (in investigating 
the case) was, he had those children 



Cay and lesbian activists from around 
the world will gather in Toronto this 
summer for the 7th annual IGA 
(International Cay Association) conference. 
For six days, June 30 to July 7, delegates 
and observers will attend workshops. A 
two day gay history conference will be 
held during this period. The conference 
fee is $40 for IGA delegates and $25 for 
observers. Students, unemployed, and 
senior citizens will be charged only $15. 
Additional information may be obtained 
from the IGA Conference Committee, T05 
Carlton St, 4th floor, Toronto, Canada 
MSB 1M2 

On April 19, the Cay Switchboard of 
Philadelphia hosted the first of a weekly 
series of Cay Disco for 15-17 year olds at 
the DCA, 1219 St. James St., 8-11 PM. 
Admission is $5. Those over 18 were 
excluded because they are "legally adults". 
Jerry Kidder of the Switchboard said 
\ possible "harassment" from parents was 
I feared if under 15's were admitted. □ 


CHAPTER REPORT 


New York's Horatio Alger Chapter met at 
Our Studios in Manhattan April 16. 

Jim Cooper made an excellent 
presentation on "the war against ‘child 
molesters'". Cooper, who fought a 
tremendous legal battle following his 
arrest, fought back with a countersuit 
against authorities who viciously violated 
the rights of young people and others 
Involved in the case. Cooper explained 


some of the procedures in arrest and trial, 
explained certain decisions which must be 
made, and distributed a booklet to educate 
citizens about their rights. 

A few of the key ideas follow. One 
should be aware of one's rights, and when 
one's rights are waived. Example: One 

need not talk to or Jet in authorities 
unless they have a warrant. One should 
have made contact with an attorney before 
any trouble happens. Anyone, even a 
parent, can be arrested if a complaint is 
made. Boy love, labelled child abuse, is a 
hot topic now. Address books are one 
thing they're searching for. Arrests are 
usually made Fridays at the place of 


employments for as many counts as 
possible. One will have to decide about 
plea bargaining, about whether to testify 
on one's own behalf, and about judge or 
Jury trial. The lawyer's interest is 

professional, the arrestee Is the one who 
should be really concerned about his 
future and who should review the lawyer's 
work, keep track of deadlines, help with 
legal research, and pound the pavement to 
take care of other things. 

In another area, the Chapter was 
refused meeting space by the Board of the 
Cay and Lesbian Community Center (similar 
to San Francisco's Pride Center). Letters 
are being written to elicit support. □ 


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What ever happened to that fuzzy-faced boy 
Who used to build planes and fly kites? 

Could it have been ;)ust since two years ago 
That X*ve shared your days and your nights? 

It's funny how things changed 
From the time when we first met, 

And when you asked me for affection 
I was a butterfly in your net. 

And though five years may divide us, 

Our love can never be wrong. 

Your smile is my masterpiece 
And your laughter is my song. 

So don't listen to those who would hurt us, 
For they never have seen, 

The beauty of a boy in his fourteenth year 
Through the eyes of a young man of nineteen. 

Many time's we have watched the sun rise. 

And we shall see it many times more. 

Onr love is the passage way to happiness. 
You're the key and I am the door. 

So don't wo I’ry about your future, 

And I won't worry about my past. 

What matters is that we're here together 
And our love is a love that will last. 

And though five years may divide us, 

Our love can never be wrong. 

Your smile is my masterpiece 
And your laughter is my song. 

So don't listen to those who \/ould Imrt us. 
For they never have seen. 

The beauty of a boy in his fourteenth year 
Through the eyes of a young man of nineteen. 


— Los Angeles member 



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IQ AND CONSENT 


Ex-Klnaey researcher A publisher of Row to Save Sex With Kids 

FACES TEN-YEAR SENTENCE 


b y Daniel Tsan g 

S EX researcher and small press 
publisher David Sonenschein may 
spend the next ten years of his 
life in jail unless he wins an appeal 
against his recent Austin, Texas 
conviction. 

The 44-year«old political activist 
was convicted on April 17 of il- 
legally photocopying one photograph 
from a "pornographic” magazine de-^ 
picting children. A Travis. County 
jury unanimously found him guilty of 
a third-degree felony for violating 
a 1979 state law barring the "sexual 
performance of a child.” The jury, 
also recommended the maximum sen- 
tence — 10 years in jail and a, S5,000 
fine. Formal sentencing by District 
Judge Jon Wisser is scheduled for 
April 29. 

Last year Sonenschein published 
the political pamphlet with thie, 
deliberately provocative title. 
Bow to Have Sex with Kids,- Surpris- 
ingly, the pamphlet was not brought 
up in court, although half of the 
jury pool had known about it. Sonen- 
schein also wrote and published Some 
Bomosexual Men (1983) . 

At the three-day trial he was 
represented by attorney Bill Allison, 
an adjunct lecturer at the Univer- 
sity of Texas Law School assigned 
to his case by the American Civil 
Liberties Union, Allison surprised 
the prosecution by not presenting 
any defense, although Sonenschein's 
74-year-old father testified as a 
character witness for his son. 

Allison later explained that the 
ACLU took on the case because of the 
threat to the First Amendment, 

He maintained that Sonenschein, 
who has been engaged in a long-term 
study of pedophilia, has the right 
to research the topic, including the 
right to photocopy research material. 

But Allison did not present any 
defense because he did not want to 
expose Sonenschein to cross- 
examination by the prosecution and 
because he fully expects to win on 
appeal. Allison claims that the 
prosecution made numerous legal 
errors. 

A "major error”, according to 
Allison, was the flying' in of special 
agent Kenneth V. banning from the 
FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia 
to testify for the prosecution. 
Allison was especially harsh on the 
FBI agent and called his testimony 
“totally irrelevant in a court of 
law.” It was something more appro- 
priately delivered at a Senate 
hearing, Allison said. 

According to Allison, banning 
spoke about how, since child por- 
nography was difficult to obtain, 
pedophiles often resorted to photo- 
copying the material to capture the 
images of the children depicted, 
banning testified that “a child in 
the photograph lives forever.” 

banning in fact has made a career 
of touring the U.S. and Canada with 
his slide show on child pornography. 


[Mixed in with the sexually explicit 
.slides in one of the cover of The 
Age Taboo, a non-illustrated book 
edited by the present writer and 
dealing with the issues of man/boy 
love. ] 

Commenting on the slide show, 
Allison suggested that under Texas 
law "it's not clear that Mr. banning 
isn't committing a crime. Maybe 
someone should arrest him.” 

During a court recess, television 
.crews were allowed to film photo- 
copies of the covers of sexually 
explicit magazines in Lanning's 
exhibit. No journalists were 
arrested. 

Allison maintained that the proce- 

Dayid Sonenschein faces second trial for 
publication of How to Bave Sex with Kids, 


cution did not present "enough evi- 
dence to sustain a conviction", 
asserting that his client's “mere 
act of copying” a pornographic pho- 
tograph did not constitute a crime. 
The prosecution failed to prove that 
Sonenschein "knew the character and 
intent of the photograph”. Allison 
suggested that those were necessary 
elements of the crime. 

Two recently convicted pedophiles, 
Robert Woodruff, 44, of Houston and 
William Rust Norris, 31, of Austin, 
also testified for the prosecution. 
They appeared dressed in inmate 
garb. Former participants in Sonen- 
schein's research study, both had 
received reduced sentences for 
testifying against him. 

By not providing a defense, Alli- 
son conceded, conviction was vir- 
tually guaranteed. But he defended 
his legal strategy, arguing the 
judge permitted many "reversible 
errors”. 

Allison suggested that it would 
take “20 years” before the U.S. 
Supreme Court would reverse its own 
Fevber decision, which banned sexu- 
ally explicit depictions of minors, 
regardless of whether or not they 
are obscene. In the meantime, Alli- 
son warned, gay archives are espe- 
cially in danger, since many of them 
contain sexually explicit material. 

The University of Texas Law School 
Library has a collection of pornog- 
raphy — "litigated literature” — 
used in court cases, Allison expects 
to donate to the library some of the 
exhibits (photocopies of five maga- 
zines) used in Sonenschein's case. 
Asked if lawyers who use and photo- 
copy such material in the library 
would be arrested, Allison laughed 
and said that it would be unlikely 
because of their academic and insti- 
tutional affiliation. Isolated and 
unaffiliated collectors^ however, 
remain vulnerable. 

For publishing the pamphlet, Sonen- 
schein still faces a misdemeanor 
charge of promoting obscenity. 

In that case he is represented by 
another ACLU attorney, Hugh Lowe, 
who argued in court last November 
that the political pamphlet was 


hardly obscene. “It is simply a 
matter of words^*’ Lowe asserted. No 
trial date has been set in the mis- 
demeanor case while the defense 
awaits a response to its motion to 
have the case dismissed. 

Reached at his Austin residence, 
Sonenschein, who had expected the 
verdict, vowed to continue his 
research, despite receiving a tele- 
phoned death threat. 

Allison , expects Sonenschein to 
remain free, on bail during the 
appeals process, which is expected 
to last at least a year. 

But two days after the verdict, 
Sonenschein met with Linda Phillips, 
a probation officer assigned by the 
court to assess whether Sonenschein 
was “a danger to the community”. 
According to Sonenschein, Phillips 
admitted not knowing that homo- 
sexuals exist until she took a human 
sexuality course at the age of 27. 
Because of his interrogation by 
Phillips, who wanted him to confess 
to being a pedophile, Sonenschein is 
now fearful that his bail will be 
revoked. 

The former researcher for both the 
Kinsey Institute and the 1970 Presi- 
dent's Commission on Pornography 
confirmed, however, that his lawyers 
are optimistic about his appeal. In 
the meantime, he needs to come up 
with $3,000 to pay for transcripts 
of the trial. 

Sonenschein has been unemployable 
since he was fired last July from a 
clerical position in the Austin pub- 
lic school system. His dismissal 
came after a local television re- 
porter, who had purchased some pam- 
phlets from him, filed a complaint 
with the authorities. 

The reporter, Bruce Gordon of 
KTBC-TV, had been tipped off about 
Sonenschein by a colleague at a 
Philadelphia TV station after a 
controversy involving the sale of 10 
copies of Sonenschein's pamphlet at 
Giovanni's Room. The gay and feminist 
bookstore was forced last June by 
public pressure and threats of vio- 
lence to stop carrying the pamphlet. 

Since being fired, Sonenschein 
has devoted much of his time, in 
Austin's libraries, to researching 
the taboo against pedophilia. Late 
last year his essay on children, sex, 
and the media was published in 
Forbidden Fruits: Taboos and Tabooism 
in Culture (Ray B. Browne, editor. 
Bowling Green Press). 

Sonenschein, trained as an anthro- 
pologist, noted in the essay that 
"pedophiles (and pedophiles -as - 
pornographers) have replaced the 
homosexual as the culture's most 
insidious corrupter of youth." Iron- 
ically, among the research material 
that Austin police seized late last 
September from Sonenschein's resi- 
dence were the orginal draft and 
master copy of this paper. 

Preliminary findings of his ethno- 
graphic study of pedophilia indicate 

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IQ AND CONSENT 

G ay journalist-activist John Zeh 
. is appealing his sentence for 
“sexual battery” against a 16- 
year-old neighbor who, Judge Donald 
Schott ruled, had too low an IQ to 
consent to sex. 

The Lesbian/Gay Academic Union 
(LGAU) has stepped up its funding 
efforts to pay unexpected trial 
costs and appeal fees. 

On April 24 Judge Schott sen- 
tenced Zeh to two years in an Ohio 
state penitentiary. 

Zeh was found innocent of “com- 
pelling prostitution” of two 15- 
year-old brothers of friends. The 
youths had lied to police about 
sex for gifts, then changed their 
stories on the stand and contra- 
dicted each other. One admitted he 
wore a 'Boy George' T-shirt to court 
because he identifies with the 
singer's sexuality. 

Four counts of “sexual battery” by 
Zeh against the two were officially 
dropped at trial by the prosecutor 
becau